​​​​​​​​about me

Academically trained in research and writing as an historian, I am also a self-taught artist, designer, author, biographer, blogger, public speaker, and entrepreneur.  In recent years, I have forged together my love of writing about early American history and art to produce works that are most meaningful to me and hopefully encourage others to study America's past.  

I have served as a featured speaker at various engagements on topics related to early American history.  I have also authored several books on early America.  My art represents portraits and events of people from early America.  I am now working on my “The Many Faces of George Washington” series in art, producing a new line of stationery products, researching and writing about the early Republic, and working on a home decor business featuring rustic and bohemian styled products.  

I am currently open to commissions for art and writing projects. Please contact me to discuss your options. Thank you!

In the media

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One Person Shows* & Major Exhibitions:

2019-'20  The Good Shepherd Institute, Fort Wayne, IN 
2019   Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, Zionsville, IN
2019   Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2019   Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
2018   Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
2017   Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, IN
2016   Art on the Wabash, Lafayette, IN
2016   Jasper County, Rensselaer, IN
2016   Battlefield Museum, Battleground, IN
2016   Renaissance, Lafayette, IN
2015    Fishers Art Council, Fishers, IN
2015    Delphi Opera House, Delphi, IN
2015    New Life Art & Craft Exhibition, Kokomo, IN
2015    Judge Stone House Gallery, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN
2014    Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
2013    Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
2013    Danville Christmas Exhibition, Danville, IN
2013    Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
2013    Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
2012    Ivy Tech RESTART Women's Symposium, Columbus, IN
2011    Mayor Greg Ballard’s Office, Indianapolis, IN
2011    Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
2010*  Crawfordsville Public Library,  Crawfordsville, IN
2010    Purdue University & Indiana University, West Lafayette, IN
2009*  West Lafayette Public Library, West Lafayette, IN
2009    Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN
2008*  The Grant Fredericks Gallery, Lafayette, IN
2008*  Pike Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

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