Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • MFA fiction writing, Sarah Lawrence College, 1998

  • BA studio art, Transylvania University, 1992

Development

  • Theology Summer School, Continuing Education, Oxford University, 2017

  • Living Compass Congregational Wellness Advocate Training, Sewanee, TN, 2017

  • Theology Summer School, Continuing Education, Oxford University, 2016

  • The Red Madonna, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, 2016

  • The Red Madonna, Shiloh Sophia McCloud, 2015

  • The Gospel of Thomas for Advent With Cynthia Bourgeault, 2014

  • Soul Coaching© Master Oracle Card Reader Practitioner, 2012

  • Sacred Landscapes, Continuing Education, Oxford University, 2010

  • Usui Reiki Level III, 2008

Exhibitions

  • Lotus Paintings, Wildfire Yoga, Lexington, Ky., 2019

  • Art and Invention, Nashville, TN, 2019

  • Mother Earth, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, Ky., 2019

  • Divine Guidance: Solo Exhibition, Divine Art Cafe, Nashville, TN, 2018

  • She Who Loves: Solo Exhibition, St. Raphael the Archangel Episcopal Church, Lexington, Ky., 2017

  • Exit 115: Art of the Bluegrass, 22 North, Ypsilanti, MI, 2017

  • Tarot: An Exhibition, the Bread Box, Lexington, Ky., 2016

  • All the Buzz: Art Exhibition and Celebration of the Hive Mural, the Hive, Lexington, Ky., 2016

  • Way of Sorrows: Stations of the Cross, Lexington, Ky., 2016

  • Sacred Sites – Churches and Art of the Lexington Episcopal Diocese, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, Ky., 2016

  • The Mother Mary Paintings: Art & God, exhibition and artist’s talk, Soul Mates Gallery, Ewing, Ky., 2015

Appearances

  • On location Prayer Painting and talk, Lexington Women’s Club, Lexington, Ky., 2019

  • On location Prayer Painting, Hope for Tomorrow benefit, the Lexington Castle, Lexington, Ky., 2019

  • Praying With Icons, Lenten Supper Program, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Ky., 2018

  • Paint Your Prayer workshop, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Ky., 2018

  • Women of Holy Week, Rector's Forum, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Ky., 2017

  • Cane Ridge to Cathedral Basilica, Art as Prayer: A Discussion Between Artists, with photographer Kopana Terry at ArtsPlace in Lexington, Ky., as part of LexArts’ Arts Showcase Weekend, 2016

  • Untangling Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Louisville, Ky., 2016

  • Abiding With God Through Art, Rector’s Forum, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, October 2015

  • Guest on the Clarity Now! podcast, October 2015

  • Guest teacher in the Soul Sanctuary, January 2015

  • Untangling Mary Magdalene, Rector’s Forum, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, November 2014

  • Journaling the Chakras Workshop, Open Heart Yoga, 2011

Publications

Fiction

  • Red Velvet, A Romance in Seasons, 2016

  • Bats, Chevy Chaser Magazine, January 2008, winner Carnegie Center flash fiction contest.

  • A Wedding Journey, A More Perfect Union: Poems and Stories About the Modern Wedding, Virginia Hartman and Barbara Esstman, editors, St. Martin’s Press, 1999

Poetry

  • Bird Signs, Words Dance 13, 2013

  • Revision, Motif 2, Come What May: A Collection of Writings About Chance, 2010

  • All That You Touch, My Poem Rocks, 2009

  • Suspension, Calliope, 2008; Third place in the Women Who Write annual poetry and short prose competition.

  • Sleep, Harbinger, 1998

Non-Fiction

  • Sacred Rest, Your Spirit Sparkle Community Journal, 2016

  • How Praying the Rosary Saved Me, Over the Moon Magazine, 2015

  • Mary of Bethany: Devoted During Darkness, Over the Moon Magazine, 2015

  • Waiting for the Birth, Over the Moon Magazine, 2014

  • Mary Said Yes, Over the Moon Magazine, 2014

  • Who Was Mary Magdalene, Over the Moon Magazine, 2014

  • Journaling as Spiritual Practice, Simply Woman, 2014

  • Contributing Writer, 23 Ways to Live With Love, 2014

  • High Art: Linda Wise McNay raises money for institutions she cares about, Transylvania Magazine, Fall 2008

  • Profile of Dewey Cornell, Preventing Violence Before it Begins, Transylvania Magazine, Fall 2008

  • Profile of Mandy McMillian: The Confidence to Act, Transylvania Magazine Spring 2007

Art

  • Sentire Magazine, Issue #5, October 2018

  • Your Spirit Sparkle Community Journal, 2016

 

FAQ

What is the best way to contact you?

If you have a question, suggestion, or just want to chat with me, the best way to be in touch is through the contact form on this website. (You’ll find one at the bottom of this page.) My Facebook Messenger gets a little backlogged and I don’t love phone calls. I am on Voxer and Marco Polo, if you enjoy those things.

Do you accept commissions?

Absolutely! Commissioned Prayer Paintings are the heart of my work. You can read all about that right there.

What are your payment terms?

I paint when payment is received and I do not offer refunds for any reason. You may submit payment through PayPal, using the Purchase Now buttons on this site, or via personal check (contact me for this option.) If you need a payment plan, I am happy to receive your payment in installments, simply contact me to arrange it.

Are you interested in being contacted by galleries, agents, or boutique owners?

Yes! I love getting my work out into the world - in spaces traditionally known for artwork as well as nontraditional spaces. I have shown and sold work in churches, boutiques, art galleries, and yoga studios. If you’d like to hang my work, please let me know.

Do you teach workshops?

I lead Prayer Paintings workshops and meditation retreats in your space or at your gathering. Please contact me to discuss the possibilities

How long does it take for you to complete a painting?

There’s no hard and fast answer to this question. Prayer painting is an intuitive process. Some paintings come in very quickly and some take a little more time. I paint in order of requests received. You will most likely have your painting in your hands within 2-3 weeks of purchase.

 

CONTACT

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