Bio

Art Therapy Experience

2005 - Present Art Connects - Art Therapist in private practice
Summer '04,
Summer '02
ArtReach - Art therapist in Bosnia for a non-profit organization that goes into war torn countries and uses art therapy to help victims heal from the trauma of the war
1999 - 2002 Roper Hospital - Art therapist with "Expressions of Healing", a cancer support group
1996 - 1998 Carolina Counseling Associates - Art therapist in private practice including substance abuse, psychiatric, self-awareness, individual, family, and group therapy, children, adolescents, and adults
1992 - 1994 Fenwick Hall Hospital - Art therapist for substance abuse, psychiatric, dual diagnosis, adolescent and adult patients

Art Teaching Experience

1991-Present Private Art Classes - mother-toddler, children and adults
1995 - 2005 Charleston County School District - Charleston, SC Art Teacher
 
2000 to 2005 James Island Charter High School - Art Teacher
1999 to 2000 Wando High School - Art Teacher
1997 to 1999 Angel Oak Elementary School - Sixth grade special arts project teacher and fifth grade art and music
1996 to 1997 Chicora Elementary - Art Teacher
1996 Mary Ford Elementary - Grades K - 5 art
1995 Brentwood Middle School - Grades 6 - 8 art
1993-1994 East Cooper Community Education (CCSD) - Art Teacher, developed and taught after-school art classes
1993-1994 Charleston Junior Academy - Art Teacher, grades 1 - 8
1992 Charleston County School District - Charleston, SC Art Teacher, James Island High School, art and sociology, grades 9-12
1991 Berkeley County School District Art Teacher - Cain Hoy Elementary and High School, art for grades 1 - 12
1983-1992 Mount Pleasant Recreation Department - Mount Pleasant, SC Art Teacher, Developed and taught summer art programs for children and adults including drawing, painting, sculpture and pastels

Education

Thirty graduate hours toward art therapy registration (The University of Oklahoma, 1995; The Citadel; The University of Illinois, 1995)

1980 M.A.T. - Art Education, University of South Carolina
1978 B.A. - Fine Arts, College of Charleston
1975 A.S. - Nursing, Southern College

License and Certification

Registered Art Therapist, Professional Member of the American Art Therapy Association

Professional member of The National Art Education Association

South Carolina State Board of Education Professional Certification in Art, K - 12

Art Exhibitions

2007 MUSC Storm Eye Institute - “Fight for Sight”
2006 Pattison’s Academy Art Auction - Old City Jail, by invitation
2006 Life Management Center Auction - Fenwick Hall, by invitation
2005 Saul Alexander Gallery - “A Closer Look”, One Person Show
2004 The Charleston Ballet Theatre Art Auction - by invitation
2003 Spoleto Juried Art Show - Charleston Visitor Center
2003 Saul Alexander Gallery - “Landscape as Metaphor”, One Person Show
2003 The Charleston Ballet Theatre Auction - by invitation
2003 Spoleto Juried Art Show - Charleston Visitor Center
2002 Spoleto Juried Art Show - Charleston Visitor Center
2001 Spoleto Juried Art Show - Old City Jail
2001 Women Supporting Women Art Show - by invitation
2000 Spoleto Juried Art Show - Customs House
1994 International Icarus ’94 - Nags Head, NC

Gallery Representation

Hatfield II Fine Art
38 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.7710
Fish or Cut Bait Gallery
142 Jungle Road
Edisto, SC 29438
843.869.2511