Artist Biography

C.J. was born and raised in Minnesota and lives in the Twin Cities area. Through her professional career in marketing and advertising, CJ always finds a way to use her creative talents.

She is an active member of the local arts community. As a sustaining member of the Robin Gallery, she promotes their activities and is a regular model for the weekly drawing classes. C.J. is also the vice president of the Maple Grove Arts Center board and works hard to promote their mission of art education to children and adults and supports local artists by volunteering as the center Show and Gallery Director. Come visit one of the gallery exhibits!

As a nature lover and garden enthusiast, she finds inspiration for her work as close as her own backyard. Traveling to northern Minnesota and the North Shore gives her the opportunity to rejuvenate and be immersed in the colors, shapes, and forms of the area. You can see the North Shore influence in may of C.J.'s landscapes.

Honors

"Holiday Greetings" watercolor selected and featured on the 2007 U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. client holiday greeting card.

"Blue Falls Blues" watercolor named Honorable Mention in 2008 Robbinsdale Whiz Bang Days Show, Robbinsdale, MN.

"Praire Pond" received Awards of Excellence in 2009 April's Fools Show, Maple Grove Art Center, Maple Grove, MN.

"Rose Geranium" watercolor received Award of Excellence in 2009 Bloomin’ Art Show – Maple Grove Art Center.

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