My exhibitions include

2014 New Hampshire Creative Club Juried Exhibition
—2D game art and animation for Genre Jam, a music tapping game developed for the App Store,
recognized for Creative Excellence
Manchester, NH • Summer 2014

Transforming Viewpoints
—Dia de los Muertos accepted in national juried exhibition exploring multicultural diversity, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg KS • Jan – Mar 2014

Award Winners Center for the Arts Juried Winter Show
–Wild life art and children's illustration
New London, NH • Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

KidLit Salon 2013
—Drawing Lizard’s Grotto displayed.
   Providence, RI • Fall 2013 – Jan 2014

Picture This! 2013, Danforth Museum of Art
—Drawings Save Yourselves and SteamPunk accepted.
The exhibition was juried by Joann Hill, Art Director at Disney-Hyperion Books
   Framingham, MA • Summer 2013

The Magic of Colored Pencil Juried Exhibition
–Four drawings accepted, including Barred Owl
   Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI • Summer 2013

Picture This! 2012, Danforth Museum of Art
—Drawing Raven Roosting accepted. The exhibition was juried by Carol Goldenberg,
book designer of five Caldecott Medal winning picture books and one Caldecott honor book.
   Framingham, MA • Fall 2012

Center for the Arts
—One-person exhibition. Fine art and children's book illustration displayed.
   New London, NH • Spring 2013

Sowing the Seeds of Liberty, National Heritage Museum
–Illustrated the Billy the Patriot Mouse series for this long-term exhibition.
The illustrations served as a picture docent to help grade school children learn
about the history of the American Revolution.
   Lexington, MA • Spring 2006 - Fall 2012

Works in Colored Pencil: A Juried Exhibition
—Drawings Owls and Robins accepted. The exhibition was juried by Kimberly Kersey Asbury,
a Fullbright grant recipient and Assistant Professor of Art at Saint Anselm College.
   Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH • Summer 2012

12th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Memorial Exhibition
—Mixed media piece Mockingbird and Fox Grapes accepted.
—Juried by Robyn Holman, Curator, Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine.
     Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH • Fall 2011

New Hampshire Art Association 62nd Currier Exhibition
—Mixed media piece Turkey Clan won the Currier Prize (best-in-show).
—Juried by Dina Deitsch, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture Park Museum
and Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH • Winter 2011

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Biennial Regional Jurors' Choice Competition
—Drawing Cormorant accepted.
—Juried by Margaret Burgess, associate curator of Modern and European Art at the Portland Museum of Art and Britta Konau, a writer and independent curator of contemporary art.
Keene, NH • Winter 2011

Ambiguities and Lucidities Rivier University Art Gallery
—Two-person show with Professor Ron McClure
—Fine art and illustration displayed.
Nashua, NH • Winter 2011

Creative Quarterly 18 On-line Juried Exhibition
—Drawing Cormorant accepted. Spring 2010


My clients include
                National Heritage Museum
                Highlights for Children
                Renaissance House
                Rigby
                McGraw-Hill


My books include
                Gigi and the Birthday Ring by Giselle Fernandez • Renaissance House
                Voladores by Patricia Petersen • McGraw-Hill
                Los Genios de la Montaña by Raquel Benatar • McGraw-Hill Interamericana
                Itza—The Boy Who Rode a Jaguar by Leonard Bernard • Laredo Publishing
                Magali—An Aztec Legend about Good Fortune by Patricia Petersen • Laredo Publishing



Professional organizations
                New Hampshire Art Association
                New Hampshire Creative Club
                Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators
                FATE, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education



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