As a recipient of two prestigious Fulbright Scholarships one from Denmark and one from the United States, she spent a year teaching and painting in Denmark and showing in European one-person exhibits. Since receiving her MFA from the University of Oregon, she has taught in Denmark, Italy, Germany and in the United States – most recently as Art Dept Chair at UNC Pembroke. Her art has been shown in over 250 solo, invitational and group shows and also collected extensively in over 60 public museums, public venues, colleges and universities and also in many private galleries nationally and internationally principally in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, Denmark, Mexico and the US. She also served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Maria la Baja, Colombia SA.
Recently, she has had a solo art show in Spain and a short film in the 13th Edition (2021) of the Venice (Italy) International Art Fair. She participated in a month long invitational virtual residency in Buenos Aries with the Programa Internacional De Residencias Artisticas (ACE) in 2020. She was selected to be a part of the prestigious Simposio Internacional de Artistas XIX in Noja Spain in the summer of 2019. WILMA Magazine has also named her a “Woman to Watch” in the arts and she was the Juror/Judge of the 2018 Official North Carolina Azalea Festival Art Show.