Stained Glass Association apprenticeship, glass painting and cartoon creation.
Studied with John Nussbaum, master glass painter.
private art classes at the Cloisters New York.
Selected Exhibitions and Fairs
"Searching for Perfection" Solo Show, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA. 1995
Smithsonian Craft Show, 1997
"From Foundation to Ornamentation" The Arc Art Center, Chicago, 1999
"A Woman's Place" Invitational, St. Petersburg Florida Art Center.
"Grand Arts at Green Hill" Green Hill Center for the North Carolina Arts. Juried by Sean Kelly who traveled
the state in search of the "most innovative artist's" in NC. 2002
"Sparkings" Three person mixed media invitational,
Artspace, Raleigh NC. 2004
"The Power of Excellence" Southeastern Center for
Contemporary Art. Winston Salem NC. mid 2000's.
"Two Person Glass Show" Madonna Phillips and Tommie Rush. American Artisan Gallery. Nashville
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2007
The Artist Project Chicago, 2008
The Artist Project New York, 2011
Pool Art Fair, Miami Art Basel Week 2008, 2009
Pool Art Fair, New York 2012, 2013
Spectrum Art Fair, Miami
Flow Art fair, Miami
Art Miami Context during Art Basel Week
Art Palm Beach
Art Palm Beach Modern
Art Boca Raton
SOFA, Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Navy Pier, Chicago
Art New York 2019
Commission for Creighton University's new medical
My work is influenced by my background as a stained glass
painter and cartoon creator for Stained Glass Assoc. in NC.
This experience led to a personal original technique of collage and hand cut pieces of glass attached to the surface by pouring clear mediums.
The shimmering surface informs the viewer passing by, always changing, reflecting light and color.
Architecture, pattern and science have been influences in my work as I continue using glass and collage in different and challenging ways.
I am interested in the environments we live in with more
glass being used in architecture, opening to the world. And
the relationship between art and craft.