Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, I came out to Colorado in 1987 and earned a BA in Studio Arts & Art Education from CU, Boulder.  In years past I’ve enjoyed working in watercolor, mask making and handmade paper. Since 1998 my artwork focus has been painting and sculpting with the assistance of my husband, Ben; together we work as Zink Metal Art.

I offer a fluid, feminine sense of design and form to the metal, and Ben works as our solid fabricator and engineer. Sometimes I’ve sketched and reflected on the subject matter before I begin drawing on the metal, and other times I enjoy letting my unconscious guide the images, shapes and forms that emerge. Ben cuts most of our designs with a hand held plasma cutter, and we work together on our different finishes. Collaborating on sculpture designs, layouts, finishing, and installation has taught us both so very much about the art process and ourselves. We’re proud to have created an extensive body of work these many years; both small and large scale pieces in private and public collections worldwide.

Drawing has been an essential part of my life for as long as I can remember.  For me, making art objects is a way of translating my inner visions and thought processes into a tangible outer reality, something we can look at, touch, appreciate and share.  As time goes by I find myself really giving into art more and more, accepting both the challenges and the incredible grace it brings. I feel very grateful to spend my working hours doing something I truly love, with the total support of my family and friends.

 

Education/Experience

1992 Bachelor of  Arts, Studio Art, Art Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

2017-1998  Zink Metal Art, Berthoud, CO

1998 -1995  Washington National Cathedral- Beauvoir  Elementary, Art Teacher, Washington, DC

1995 -1993  Boulder Valley Public Schools, Gilpin County School District, Teacher, Boulder, CO

1993  City of Boulder, Parks and Recreation, Assistant Art Director, Boulder, CO

1992   Cheley Colorado Camps, Arts Director, Estes Park, CO

 

Exhibits / Awards / Organizations

1998—2013 Art Show, Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder, CO

2002—2017 Trimble Court Artisans Cooperative , Board of Directors, Ft Collins, CO

2003 Morgan West Gallery, Group Show, New Orleans, LA

2005 Best  in Show, Arts Council of Crested Butte, Art Festival, Crested Butte, CO

2005—2017 Loveland Youth Gardeners, Featured and Donating Artist, Loveland, CO

2006 Civic Center Tointin Gallery,  2 Women Show, Greeley, CO

2006 & 2012 Wildfire Community Arts Center, Artist of the Year, Berthoud, CO

2009 Meadows Branch Public Library, Featured Artist, Mask Show, Boulder, CO

2009 Boulder Public Library, Pulse Point Artist, Canyon Gallery, Boulder, CO

2009—2017 East Boulder County Artists, Studio Tour, Longmont, CO

2009—2017 Longmont Council for the Arts, Longmont  Studio Tour, Longmont, CO

2010 City of Loveland, Art  Steps Youth Program, Artist Liaison, Plein Air, Loveland, CO

2011—2017 Berthoud Arts and Humanities Association, Board Co Chair, Berthoud, CO

2012 Dairy Center for the Arts, Bike Art, Boulder, CO

2012 Pop Up Gallery, Group Show, Longmont Council for the Arts Grant, Longmont, CO

2012 Meadows Branch Public Library, Featured Artist, Boulder, CO

2013 Firehouse Art Center, Bike Show, Longmont, CO

2013/ 2014/ 2015 Firehouse Art Center, Day of the Dead Show, Longmont, CO

2015 People’s Choice Award,  Gardens at Spring Creek,  ARTiculture, Ft Collins, CO

2015 Tres Amigas Pop Up Show, Still Cellars Art House and Distillery, Longmont , CO

2015 Broomfield Auditorium Exhibit, One Woman Show, Broomfield, CO

2016 Arts Longmont, Artist in Residence, Silver Creek High School, Longmont, CO

2016 What’s Love Got to Do With It, Pop Up Group Show, Longmont, CO

2016 Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder (HOVAB) Firehouse, Longmont,CO

 

Public Art 

 

2004 Sky Ridge Hospital, Permanent Installation, Denver, CO

2004 Denver Public Schools, Credit Union, Permanent Installation, Denver, CO

2005 City of Greeley, Art in Public Places, “Community,” Permanent Outdoor Collection, Greeley, CO

2005 – 2013 Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Collection on Loan, Boulder, CO

2008 Washington Heights Arts Center, Permanent Installation, Lakewood, CO

2009 Gardens at Spring Creek,  ARTiculture, Sculpture on Loan, Ft Collins, CO

2010 City of Loveland, The Art Advocacy Project, Sculpture on Loan, Loveland, CO

2010 City of Longmont, Art on the Move, AIPP, Sculpture on Loan, Longmont,  CO

2010 City of Loveland, Transformations Mural, “Community,” Loveland, CO

2010 City of Broomfield, Art for Awhile, Sculpture on Loan, Broomfield, CO

2011 City of Longmont, AIPP, “Points of View,”  7  piece collection, Permanent Installation, Longmont, CO

2011 City of Lafayette, Art On The Street,  Sculpture on Loan, Lafayette, CO

2011 City of Greeley, Public Sculpture on Loan, Greeley, CO

2011 Children’s Hospital, Permanent Installation, Denver, CO

2012 City of Longmont, Art on the Move, AIPP, Sculpture on Loan, Longmont, CO

2012 – 2017 City of Lyons, Public Sculpture on Loan, Lyons, CO 

2012 Douglas County Art Encounters, Sculpture on Loan, Parker, CO and Lonetree, CO

2012 City of Loveland, The Art Advocacy Project, Sculpture on Loan, Loveland, CO

2012 Children’s Hospital, Permanent Installation, Colorado Springs, CO 

2012 / 2013 / 2014 Gardens at Spring Creek,  ARTiculture, Sculpture on Loan, Ft Collins, CO

2013 City of Lafayette, Art On The Street,  Sculpture on Loan, Lafayette, CO

2013 City of Evergreen, Art for the Mountain Community, Sculpture on Loan, Evergreen, CO

2013 City of Aurora, Art 2C on Havana, Sculpture on Loan, Aurora, CO

2013 City of Boulder, 15th Street Project, Permanent Installation, Boulder, CO

2014 Town of Berthoud, Public Library, Permanent Installation, “Gather Around”, Berthoud, CO

2014 Craig Hospital, Permanent Installation, Englewood, CO

2014 City of Greeley, Uptown Tree Project, “Cairn Tree,” Permanent Installation, Greeley, CO

2015 City of Evergreen, Art for the Mountain Community, Sculpture on Loan, Evergreen, CO

2015 City of Longmont, AIPP, Sculpture on Loan, Longmont, CO

2015 Douglas County Art Encounters, Sculpture on Loan, Roxborough, CO

2015 City of Aurora, Art 2C on Havana, Sculpture on Loan, Aurora, CO

2016 City of Longmont, AIPP, Sculpture on Loan, Longmont, CO

2016 City of Loveland, Transformations Mural, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” Loveland, CO

2017 Town of Berthoud, Public Library, Permanent Installation, “Aurora’s Mist”, Berthoud, CO

2017 City of Broomfield, Art for Awhile, Sculpture on Loan, Broomfield, CO

2017 City of Lafayette, Art On The Street, Sculpture on Loan, Lafayette, CO

2017 Douglas County Art Encounters, Sculpture on Loan, Parker, CO and Lonetree, CO

2017 Sculpture on the Square., Sculpture on Loan, Ft Collins, CO

2017 Carbondale, Art Around Town, Sculpture on Loan, Carbondale, CO

2017 City of Evergreen, Art for the Mountain Community, Sculpture on Loan, Evergreen, CO