Art Resume

College Degrees

  Louisiana Tech University--B.S., Medical Technology
  Louisiana Tech University--M.B.A., Marketing
  Louisiana Tech University--30+ hours in Art Classes

Art Study

1961-69 Private Study--Anita K. Peterson, Homer, LA; drawing, pastel, oil
1979-80 Private Study--Lucienne Simon, Shreveport, LA; calligraphy, color, graphic design
1980 Private Study--Anne Bergeron, Ruston, LA; acrylics
1980-85 Louisiana Tech University; drawing, design, graphic design, watercolor
1982 University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia College of Art; medieval calligraphy, italic, calligrams, illumination, teaching techniques, Hebrew calligraphy
1982 Private Study--Denys Taipale, Great Falls, MT; italic, foundational, skeletal Roman letters, practice techniques, teaching techniques
1983 Private Study--Julian Waters, Gaithersburg, MD; Roman capitals, black letter, gothic
1983 Lake Forest College, Illinois; hand bookbinding, medieval calligraphy, color and design, papermaking, paper conservation
1983 Private Study--Denys Taipale, Great Falls, MT; color and design, copperplate
1984 St. Johns University, Minnesota; gilding, fraktur, gothic, papermaking, extensive manuscript study
1984 Private Study--Betty Lee, Ruston, LA; batik
1984 Private Study--Sheila Waters, Gaithersburg, MD; italic, foundational, uncial, letter structure, miniature manuscript painting
1982-present Private Study--M. Douglas Walton, Ruston, LA; watercolor, design, composition, color theory, figure drawing, experimental watermedia
1999 Journey Encounter--M. Douglas Walton, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico;composition, design, drawing, art history, art appreciation

Related Art Employment

1979-present Waters and Associates: Own and operate my own graphic/art company,
1985-86 Robertson Enterprises: A local graphic design and marketing firm
1990-98 The Ink Spot: Graphic designer for printing company
1999-present Print and Company: graphic design consultant for printing company
1985-present M. Douglas Walton, artist: assistant, and teaching assistant in Watermedia Encounters at Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education
1999-2000 First Baptist Church--West Monroe: Contracted to paint 20 oversized inspirational paintings
1982-87, 2005-07 Louisiana Tech University, Division of Continuing Education: Instructor, calligraphy and watermedia classes
2006-2010 Dixie Center for the Arts: Director, Executive Director

Calligraphy and Watercolor Classes Taught

  Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education
  Grambling State University Continuing Education
  Ruston Parks and Recreation
  Trinity United Methodist Church Leisure Ministries
  Claiborne Parish Art Society
  Arcadia Crafts Club
  Independently in my studio and the Lincoln Parish Museum

Work accepted in many juried shows & galleries around Louisiana including

  Louisiana Artist Roster Exhibitions
  Piney Hills Juried Gallery--Charter Member, Featured Artist 5 times
  Hoover Watercolor Society
  Ouachita River Art Guild
  Shreveport Regional Arts Council -- ArtSpace, "coolspace" Inaugural Art Exhibit
  Scheipsis Museum--Columbia, LA
  Louisiana Peach Festival Fine Arts Exhibits sponsored by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council
  Louisiana Peach Festival Arts and Crafts Show -- Juried Section
  Ruston Art Association Exhibits
  Monroe Masur Museum Art Exhibits
  Louisiana Watercolor Society Member Exhibitions
  Shreveport First Methodist Church Festival of Arts
  Claiborne Parish Jubilee Art Festivals
  Claiborne Parish Festival of the Arts
  Trinity Methodist Church Celebration of the Arts
  Monroe Art Association Member Shows
  Red River Calligraphers Art Exhibits
  Alexandria First Methodist Church Juried Art Exhibit
  Louisiana Watermelon Festival Fine Arts Exhibit
  Lincoln Parish Library Art Exhibits

Some Awards and Honors

1987-88 Art Chosen for Louisiana Watermelon Festival Poster
1992-present Roster Artist: Louisiana Division of the Arts
1994 Outstanding Artist, First Annual Claiborne Parish Festival of the Arts
1994 Featured Artist; Piney Hills Gallery, Ruston, LA
1995 Louisiana Roster Artist Exhibition, Monroe, LA
1994-98 Outstanding Booth Award; Louisiana Peach festival Arts and Crafts Show, Ruston, LA
1996 Painting chosen for the cover of the Ruston/Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Magazine
2001 Featured Artist; Ruston Civic Center and Mayor's Office
2002 Artist in Show "Eight Contemporary Women Doing Contemporary Art", Lincoln Parish Library
2002 Featured Artist; Ruston/Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Convention Bureau
2002 Art chosen for Louisiana Peach Festival Poster
2002-03 Artist chosen to do 20 oversized inspirational paintings for First Baptist--West Monroe
2003-present Roster Artist; Shreveport Regional Arts Council
2004 Art chosen for Louisiana Peach Festival poster and t-shirt
2004 Art chosen for Antique Tractor and Equipment Festival poster and t-shirt
2005 Art chosen for Louisiana Peach Festival t-shirt
2005 Art chosen for show at Scheipsis Museum in Columbia, LA
2005 Art chosen for inaugural show at Shreveport "coolspace"
2005 First Place, Watermedia, Peach Festival Fine Arts show
2007 Second Place, Watermedia, Peach Festival Fine Arts Show
2009 Second Place, Watermedia, Peach Festival Fine Arts Show
2010 First Place, Watermedia, Peach Festival Fine Arts Show