Achievements

ARTISTIC PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Plum Center Adult Education, Falls Church, VA (2007 – Present)

Fairfax County Adult Education (2011 – 2014)

Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD (2013 – 2014)


EXHIBITS

• Silk Painting – World Bank – IMF Washington DC
• Silk Painting – Greenbelt Federal Courthouse, MD
• Silk Painting – Plum Center, Falls Church, VA
• Silk Painting – Silk Painters International Convention in Santa Fe, NM
• Silk Painting – Glenview Mansion, Rockville MD
• Silk Painting – VisArts Gallery, Rockville, MD
• Silk Painting – Hills Center in Washington DC
• Silk Painting – Wells Fund Building in Baltimore, MD
• Silk Painting – Exhibit at City Hall in Alexandria in the Planning Commission Offices
• Silk Painting – Amici Miei restaurant
• Silk Painting – Montpellier Center for the Arts in Laurel, MD
• Silk Painting – Bohrer Community Center in Gaithersburg, MD
• Silk Painting – Artistic Gallery Wheaton, MD
• Silk Painting – Artomatic – 2011
• Silk Painting – Ratner Museum in Bethesda MD
• Silk Painting – Kentland Mansion Gaithersburg, MD


EDUCATION

• Studied art with Japanese teachers for over 35 years
• Fashion Design – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA 2005


ACHIEVEMENTS
• Local Chapter President for the Silk Painters International (SPIN)- COVERING MD, DC, VA
• Worldwide Who’s Who Recognized Member 2010,2011,2012
• Board member for Silk Painters International
• Marketing Representative for Rockville Art League (RAL)
• Who’s Who Entrepreneur of the year 2000
• Member of Empowering Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneur Around the Globe 2011-2014
• Member of Ewomen networking organization 2015
• Wearable art Runway show in Forli Italy in 2015


SILK PAINTING TECHNIQUES
• Working with acrylics on a variety of silks (more than 25 varieties)
• Painting Japanese ancient scroll style on silks
• Working with silk and Murano Glass
• Watercolor techniques on silk
• Serti techniques
• Mono printing on silk
• Batik on silk
• Free style silk painting
• Indian stamping techniques on silk
• Marbleizing techniques on silk


MEMBERSHIPS
• Silk Painters International Board Member
• U.K. Guild of Silk Painters
• Art League of Rockville, MD
• Art League of Germantown, MD
• Art League of Vienna, VA
• Maryland Art League
• Strathmore Artist League
• Laurel Art League
• Montgomery Art Association
• Northern Virginia Handcrafter’s Guild


ARTICLES
• Silkworm magazine for Silk Painters International
• U.K. Guild of Silk Painters


PRESENTATIONS
• Art League Vienna, VA
• Northern Virginia Handy crafter’s Guild. 2 times