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I do my work in collage, using hand screened Asian papers, acrylics and watercolors to create art inspired by my interest in Asian philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine. My art cards, which are represented by arts broker Constance Kay Inc. in New York City, are sold in Europe as well as the United States. I studied Japanese art with Shozo Sato at Japan House at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and at Professor Sato's Japanese Arts Workshop in Fort Bragg, California. My college degree was in music.


There have been numerous awards at art shows and festivals, including being named a finalist in the Algeld Competition held by Southern Illinois University in the spring of 2004. That honor resulted in the purchase of four pieces for the permanent collection of a new music building at SIU. In 1999, I was a Regional Finalist in "Illinois Women Artists in the Millenium" competition, sponsored by the Illinois Coalition for the National Museum for Women in the Arts, and was included in the publication "Women Artists in Illinois". My work and biography are also in a new hardcover publication entitled "Art Rockford".