BA, 1986, Denver University; MAAT, 1990, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Credential: Registered Art Therapist. Concurrent Position: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Open Studio Project, Evanston, IL. Publications: Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Exhibitions: ARC Gallery, Chicago; Womanmade Gallery, Chicago; Gallery 901, Evanston, IL; Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL; Open Studio Project, Evanston, IL; Brickton Gallery, Park Ridge, IL. Publications: Art Therapy: Journal of the Art Therapy Association. Bibliography: Evanston Review; Evanston Round Table; Evanston Community Foundation. Awards: Jay Moore Award.

Experience at SAIC

I have taught the Open Studio Process at SAIC for 15 years. It is more important than ever now as many students are experiencing stress and struggling to stay grounded. The OSP process helps students to re-connect with their art with out the pressure of comments or critiques. Most students feel a strong sense of relief in my class and a new appreciation of their creative process. I love teaching this class and seeing students fall in love with their art again.

Personal Statement

I facilitate and use the Open Studio Process. A unique blend or Intention, image making and witness writing. It serves my art process and develops intuition, personal growth and well being. I have developed and used this process with thousands of people including youth placed at risk as well as people experiencing homelessness and individuals in various forms of transition.

Current Interests

Besides my work at SAIC and Open Studio Project, I am a painter. I love working with gouache and watercolors. I am inspired my many artists on Instagram and have found it to be a great way for artists to connect to each other.


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