artist statement

I am a Teacher - passionate to inspire and connect everyone to the creator within themselves.

I am a Painter - constantly curious and experimental, thinking outside the box, and always asking  "what if".

I am a Dreamer - who steps into my dreams and makes them a reality.

I am a Believer - living my life expectantly and abundantly - thinking "as if" it has already happened.

I am an Artist.


"I shut my eyes in order to see" is one of the artist’s favorite quotes because it reminds her of how inspiration begins — dreaming.

 biography/curriculum vitae

awards/juried exhibitions

Ohio Watercolor Society -Watercolor Ohio 2011 & 2012 - National Exhibition- Traveling ShowPikes Peak International Watermedia XVII - H.K. Holbein Award 2011Ohio Watercolor Society -Watercolor Ohio 2010 National ExhibitionPennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition - Lancaster Museum Of Art  - 2010First Place – Western Ohio Watercolor Society Winter Show – Springfield Art Museum - 2009Best Of Show-Western Ohio Watercolor Society Winter Show - Springfield Art Museum - 2008Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition - Lancaster Museum Of Art - 2007National Watercolor Society Members Show - 2007International Society Of Experimental Artists Annual Exhibition- Northern Michigan University - 2007Purchase Award - Art Design Consultants National Juried Exhibition, "Art Comes Alive”- 2007Mississippi Watercolor Society's Grand National Juried Exhibition - 2007Watercolor West Nationally Juried Exhibition - 2007

education
Louisiana Tech University - BFA, Graphic Design
U.S. Army Specialty Training, Denver, CO - Graphic Illustrator
Professional Workshops: Katherine Chang Lui, Mary Ann Beckwith, Mark Mehaffey, Carole Barnes,
Cheng Kee Chee, Alex Powers, Stephanie Raynor, Maxine Masterfield and Don Andrews

teaching experience
Watercolor Intensity Workshops - Winter 2010 - present                                                                 

Painting The Essence of Tuscany - plein aire workshop - Florence, Itally - September 2008                  

Nature's Palette - mixed media workshops - Fall 2003/Spring 2004 - present                                        

Lima Area Watercolor Society - watercolor on yupo - Spring 2005
Tri-Arts Club - Painting On Yupo - Spring 2006                                                                           

Watercolor Sessions - watercolor basics/elements of design - Spring 1998 - present                              

Children's Watercolor Camps - June 2000 - present                                                                           

Growing With Art - children's art camp - watercolor/pottery basics - June 2009 

juror experience
St. Mary's Art Exhibition - Wassenberg Art Center - May 2010                                                              

Lima Area Art Show Exhibition - Fall 2009                                                                                       

Toward Independence - Art Show for Developmentally Disabled - April 2009 & 2010                            

Mason Outdoor Art Festival - Spring 2009
Greenville Watercolor Exhibition - Spring 2001

Speaking/Demonstration Experience
Lima Area Watercolor Society - watercolor demonstration - September 2010                                           

St. Andrew's - MOPS - "A Prayer Put To Paper" - speaking/painting demonstration - March 2010               

Community Brethern  - MOPS - "A Prayer Put To Paper" - speaking/painting demonstration - March 2010
Western Ohio Watercolor Society - painting demonstration - September 2009/October 2008                  

Lima Area Watercolor Society - watercolor demonstration - Spring 2004

exhibitions
“Painting The Essence Of Tuscany” – group exhibition - Town & Country Fine Art Gallery–September 2009
“Connecting Vision With Inspiration”  - group exhibition – Middletown Arts Center – November 2008
Solo Exhibition - April 2008 - Art People Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition- April 2008 - Infusion Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
“Tactile Color” - 2007 - Therapy Cafe - Dayton, OH
"Emotional Landscapes" - St. Clair Memorial Gallery - Greenville, OH
"Every Front Porch Has A Story To Tell" -Town & Country Fine Art Gallery, Kettering, OH
"Nature's Palette"  - Town & Country Fine Art Gallery, Kettering, OH
"My Story" - St. Clair Memorial Gallery - Greenville, OH
"Lowcountry Skies" - Town & Country Fine Art Gallery, Kettering, OH
"Charleston Colors" -- Town & Country Fine Art Gallery, Kettering, OH
"Scottish Mists"  - Town & Country Fine Art Gallery, Kettering, OH
"Walking In Charleston"  - Knight Gallery, Charleston, SC

publications

"Splash 12: Artistic Vision", Northlight Books, Rachel Rubin editor - to be released May 2011             

“Artistic Touch 4”, Christine Unwin, author, Creative Art Press – to be released Spring 2010                     

“Do Trees Nap?”, author/illustrator, Trish McKinney – Claybridges Publishing, August 2009                    

"Benny The Baffled Behemoth", author, Melissa Leembruggen - illustrator, Trish McKinney - September 2008

"Defining The Art Of Trish McKinney" - Published May 2008                                                                  

“Exploring Color II”, Nita Leland, author, Northlight Publications - August 2008

collections
CareSource
Dave Seyer & Keith Wyatt
Denise Rehg, President/Cultureworks
James & Dorothy Miller
Steve & Meghan Shuflebarger
Dr. Troy Tyner
David & Maria Berry
Andy & Lynn Denka
Helen Demers
Pat Bajadali & Karen Livingston
Bob & Lisa Tramontano
Dr. Charlotte Eckhardt, Wales, England

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