My collaborative experience with other artists, design professionals and clients has provided me with opportunities to approach my work each time with a differenct perspective. Their knowledge and history in my mind, is a challenge to convey merging thoughts in a visible way. This, along with a fascination and facility with a wide variety of traditional and technical materials has allowed me to navigate a variety of interesting paths. At the convergence of art, design and craft my artistic development over many years has not progressed in a straight line with one specific medium, genre or style. I am stimulated by the art I see around me and enjoy the challenge and diversity to create work to fit a theme, an environment or an emotion. I am an interdisciplinary artist specializing in illustration and public art. 




2014-15            Davidson's Dream, acrylic on canvas mural for Biorenewables Bldg., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa / In collaboration with Rebecca Ekstrand

2014-15            Elements of Erudition, digital imagery film on glass, atrium mural, Iowa State University, Lagomarcino Hall, Ames, Iowa / In collaboration with Rebecca Ekstrand

2014-15            The Peace of Wild Things, printed ink on 1/2" acrylic panel murals, Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, Iowa / In collaboration with Rebecca Ekstrand

2012 -13            Purest substance, Water essential, 4 alcove smalti glass mosaic murals, assisting Rebecca Ekstrand, Iowa State University,   Ames Iowa

2011                   Clearing the Way, acrylic on canvas mural, Iowa Guard and Reserve, Middletown, Iowa / In collaboration with William Barnes

2010 - 2011       Black diamond, polychromed constructed steel & aluminum, City of Clive, Clive, Iowa / In collaboration with Rebecca Ekstrand

2009 -2010      Calm Waters, ¾” vitreous glass mosaic mural, P. Sue Beckwith Boathouse, University of Iowa, Iowa City / In collaboration with Rebecca Ekstrand

2008                 Inferences Drawn, acrylic on canvas mural, Snedecor Hall, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa / In collaboration with William Barnes

2007                 Swirl-Whirl, Sol Lewitt mural, selected for artist team to paint three story work, John and Mary Pappajohn Higher Education Center, Des Moines, Iowa



2007                    The Final Season, storyboard artist for movie

1997                     Gardener’s Almanac, featured illustrator, Better Homes and Gardens, monthly article

1997                     Wireless, cover illustration, Minnesota Public Radio catalog

1995                     Like Grandma Used to Make, Cookbook illustrations, Readers Digest

1995                    Lawn Madness, cover illustration, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Award of Excellence, Society of  Newspaper Design

1994                     Moon Magic, Illustrated children’s book, , Lerner Publications

1994                     Minnesota Medicine, cover illustration

1994                     Bridges of Madison County, preliminary set illustration, Warner Brothers



2009 / present    The Des Moines Art Center, free lance on special exhibitions

                             Installation and deconstruction for:                                                            

                            Tara Donavon      El Anatsui      Tony Feher      Pyllida Barlow

                             Miguel Angel Rios       Jackson Pollock, 'Mural'       Glen Brown




Northrup King

Lawn and Garden

Pioneer Hybrid International

Principal Insurance

Bankers Trust

Midwest Legal Services

General Growth Properties

Landauer Publishing

August Home Publishing publications:

            Garden Gate, Woodsmith

Meredith Corporation / current contributing illustrator to the following publications:

             Midwest Living, Nature’s Garden, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths

              Country Home, Creative Home, BH&G Storage