I am a self-taught fine artist and illustrator in State College, PA.

 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

Professional illustrator for clients producing:

  • educational curricula/instruction guides for young and adult learners
  • scientific diagrams
  • maps and posters
  • board games
  • commercial web design

Personal commissions with emphasis on traditional drawing media (graphite; ink; watercolor/gouache) and full-color digital painting (Corel Painter).

 

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania State University, BA Film and Video, Honors in Visual Arts, 1999

Further studies under:

Susan Nicholas Gephart

James Farrah (AWS, NWS)

 

TEACHING

Instructor, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, February 2017-present
http://www.artalliancepa.org/

Instructor, C. Barton McCann School of Art, October 2015-September 2016
http://mccannart.org

 

HONORS

Visiting Artist, C. Barton McCann School of Art, July-September 2016

Artist-in-Action, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, September 2017, September 2016

Member, Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize Advisory Board, 2014-present

Chair, Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize selection jury, 2014

 

EXHIBITIONS

Art Alliance Instructor's Show, Schlow Centre Region Library, State College, PA, August 2017

Latitude, Longitude, Huntingdon County Arts Council, Huntingdon, PA, June 2017

Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg, PA, May 2017. "Indian View II: Autumn Theorem" judged Honorable Mention

For the Moment, Art Alliance Galley Downtown, State College, PA, May 2017

Members Show, Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden, Centre Hall, PA, April 2017

Community Outreach (Corner Room), Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, December 2016-February 2017

Explore, Reclaim and Conserve: Huntingdon County, Huntingdon County Arts Council, Huntingdon, PA, October 2016

Representing Nittany, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA, July 2016; Green Drake Gallery, Millheim, PA, August 2016; HumpDay Gallery, Penn State University, September 2016

Images 2016, Schlow Centre Region Library, State College, PA, July 2016

Collected Landscapes (solo), Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden, Centre Hall, PA, June 2016

SCAPES, Foxdale Art Gallery, State College, PA, October-November 2015

Juried Show, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA, September 2015, September 2016

Images 2015, Schlow Centre Region Library, State College, PA, July 2015

Annual Members Show, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA, May 2015

Featured artist, Fraser St. Gallery, Curtain Call (August 2016), Color, Color, Color (May 2016), Wild (November 2015), Art and Appetite (May 2015), Earthlight (December 2014), Hues of Happy Valley (November 2014)

Plein Air Paint-Out, Green Drake Gallery, Millheim, PA, June 2015, June 2014, June 2013. “Elk Creek, Summer Mist and Rain” judged 2013 Best in Show

 

PUBLICATIONS/CLIENTS

Eyer, Vanessa (2016). "Attracting Users in a Special Library: A Personalized Approach to a Standard Library Initiative," Reference & User Services Quarterly, 55(4), 277-282

Herb, Steven (2016). "Children's Literature Continuum," The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications

Buckland, Peter (2015). Heartwood (J. Harlan Ritchey, illustrator). Lemont, PA: Eifrig. http://www.eifrigpublishing.com/non-fiction/heartwood.html

The Arboretum at Penn State, Childhood's Gate Children's Garden illustrated map, 2015

Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals (MDA) (USDA Multistate Initiative NE 1201), schematics and logo design, 2014 http://mycobacterialdiseases.org/home.html

Otto’s Pub and Brewery, homepage, 2011 & 2013 http://ottospubandbrewery.com/

Pennsylvania Center for the Book, A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause for Women in the U.S. Government 1969-1974: A Curriculum for Grades 6-12, 2010 http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/afgwcur/afgwcur/concept_map/education2.html

Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, Rosalie’s Neighborhood: Let’s Smile! A Book About Dental Health, 2010 http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/goodling-institute/family-literacy-resources/LetsSmile.book.FINAL.pdf

4-H, Reading Makes Cents, 2005

Centre County Reads, logo/letterhead, 2003 http://www.centrecountyreads.org/

Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Book-Centered Integrated Lesson Plans: Catch Me if You Can!; Clifford’s Sports Day; Katy and the Big Snow; A Tree for Me; Good Night, Good Knight; Mice are Nice, 2001-2004 http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/familylit/LessonPlan/default.html