Teaching Artist/Instructor: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Guest Speaker for Schools/Classrooms, Mixed Media, Painting, Private Lessons for Adults, Private Lessons for Kids, Sculpture, Teaching Artist/Instructor, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper, Workshop Presenter for Schools/Classrooms; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Guest Speaker for Schools/Classrooms, Mixed Media, Painting, Private Lessons for Adults, Private Lessons for Kids, Sculpture, Teaching Artist/Instructor, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper, Workshop Presenter for Schools/Classrooms
2003 – 2005 Master of Divinity
Asbury University, Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL
2001 – 2003 First Half of Master of Divinity
Duke University, Divinity School, Durham, NC
1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a Minor in Spanish
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Studied Abroad in London, England; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Torremolinos, Spain
Spring Semester 2017: Participated in 1 Class at Florida State University:
Advanced Painting with Mark Messersmith
Fall Semester 2016: Participated in 3 Classes at Florida State University:
Painting with Judy Rushin
Advanced Ceramics with Holly Hanessian
Figure Painting with Mark Messersmith
Spring Semester 2015: Participated in a Ceramics Handbuilding Class: Eight One-on-One Sessions of Instruction through the Jacksonville Art League under Aileen Scurato, Jacksonville, FL.
March 2014: Participated in an Encaustic Painting Multiday Workshop at Spring Art Week, at Ringling College under Elena De La Ville, Sarasota, FL.
January 2017 to Present Adjunct Humanities Professor
Tallahassee Community College
January 2010 to Present Founder and Director of Grace Works Studio
I create art; equip others to use art and creativity in their own work and personal lives as a means of expressing their spirituality, and connecting with themselves and others; serve as artist-in-residence for at-risk kids and communities; facilitate retreats for adults, youth, and children; bring art into worship spaces; create backdrops for musicals; and use art as a way to cultivate spiritual development, both to individuals and in group workshops.
Fall Semester 2016: Served As A Volunteer Monitor For The Art Teaching Labs Of Florida State University, Monday And Wednesday Mornings.
2014 To Present: Member Of Reconciling Ministries Network, A United Methodist Organization That Works For The Full Inclusion Of All Persons, Including All Sexual Orientations And Gender Identities.
September 2015: Served As Artist-In-Residence And Workshop Leader, Using Watercolors As A Means To Facilitate Meditation, In Melbourne, FL.
July 2014: Served As Artist-In-Residence And A Keynote Speaker At The Statewide United Methodist Fellowship Of Worship Arts Summer Workshop.
Spring 2014: Facilitated Three One-On-One Sessions Using Art For Self-Exploration And Contemplation In Neptune Beach, FL.
January 2014: Workshop Leader: Equipped Church Leaders With Strategies For Integrating The Arts Into Worship And How To Help Others Grow Spiritually Through Creative And Hands-On Means.
November 2013: Artist-In-Residence Demonstrating Art As A Spiritual Discipline In Yaguaramas, Cuba To Elementary And Middle School Students At Iglesia Metodista De Yaguaramas.
June 2013: Served As Artist-In-Residence At The Duke Youth Academy, Which Included Teaching A Class Entitled Contemplative Painting That Introduced Watercolor Painting As A Way To Meditate. I Also Helped Plan A Creative And Artistic Integrated Worship Experience With A Team Of About 20 High School Students And A Few Adults.
Spring And Fall Semesters 2010: Volunteered As An Artist-In-Residence: At Community United Methodist Church In Fruitland Park, FL, Working With And Teaching Art Classes To Upper Elementary Students.
July 2010: Served As Artist-In Residence In The Historic African-American Community Of Royal, FL. Taught Watercolors To Students. This Program Was Fully Funded Via A Grant.
Spring 2010: Served As Artist-In Residence In The Historic African-American Community Of Royal, FL: Taught Watercolors To Persons Aging From 2 To 90 Something. Orchestrated A Community Installation Piece, 40 Acres And A Mule, A 40-Canvas, Intergenerational, Interracial Community Piece, Which Is Permanently On Display As Part Of The Public Collection At The A.A. Young Historical Center. This Program Was Fully Funded Via A Grant.
December 2016: Solo Exhibition
Wonky Wonderland Installation
Murrow Hall, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Tallahassee, FL
Large Textile Piece: Acrylic on Canvas (11’ X 6’)
Exhibited at United Methodist Fellowship of Worship Arts Summer Workshop
Group Exhibition: Drawn into Scripture: Arts and the Life of the Church
In a Juried Competition,
Selected as One of the Exhibiting Artists at Duke University in Durham, NC
40 Acres and A Mule 12 of 40 Canvases
Permanently Exhibited at A.A. Young Historical Center
Royal, FL, Historic African American Community
Private Collection, Belleview, FL
Private Collection, Durham, NC
Private Collection, Fort Myers, FL
Private Collection, Neptune Beach, FL
Private Collection, Chesapeake, VA
Private Collections, Tallahassee, FL
Private Collection, Washington D.C.
Private Collection, Winter Springs, FL