Time Line/CV

Those looking for a better understanding of my work might want to check out this timeline. You may want to start at the bottom of the page. For those interested in professional experience, that information is in red.  


  • “Flesh,” Fourth Ellipsis Show
  • Curator, “We Do What We Must” – a women’s show on being a woman included 24 women from varying cultural backgrounds.  Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Relationship with Rodger LaPelle ends
  • “The World is Both a Roadside Attraction and a Big Tent CIRCUS,” Fifth Ellipsis show
  • “PoliTRICKS, Theories and Other Conspiracies,” Sixth Ellipsis show
  • Put Ellipsis on hold to focus on my own work


  • Have first Ellipsis cocktail party at home, Philadelphia, PA
  • “Round Two,” Second Ellipsis Show
  • Group Show, 116th Annual PAFA Fellowship Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
  • Found Anthony collapsed on the ground, where had been for ~2.5 days. He would spend two weeks in the hospital and two weeks in rehab.
  • “Studio Cats and Friends,”  Third Ellipsis Show


  • Start Thomson-Leclaire Arts, AKA Ellipsis, with Nick Thomson
  • Reiki 3 (non-Master) certified, The Reiki School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Left assistant position at Rodger LaPelle Galleries, although continued to show art there


  • Artist’s Talk, “The Secret Lives of Humans,” Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ended phone sex career
  • Ended work at Whole Foods


  • Group show, “Intimations,” Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Collingswood, NJ
  • Started working at Whole Foods, Wynnewood, PA
  • “68th Annual Awards Painting Show,” Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
  • Left Anthony (husband) – Still supporting him as of 2017, due to chronic illness
  • Started work as a phone sex operator
  • Solo show, Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis, FL
  • Met Nick


  • Solo Show, Côrte-Real Gallery, Algarve, Portugal
  • Turned 30
  • “Contemporary Voices: 70th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


  • “Perfectly Small Paintings,” Côrte-Real Gallery, Paderne, Portugal
  •  Start going to the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Bala Cynwyd, PA


  •  Worked on art and taught at Maggie Valley Art Camp


  •  “Art of the State,” The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA


  • 2007-2016 Total of six solo shows and numerous group shows, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club (3rd Award)


  • Gallbladder removed
  • First Solo show, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Started working at Rodger LaPelle Galleries as assistant, Philadelphia, PA
  • Group Show, Côrte-Real Gallery, Algarve, Portugal


  • Bought House in Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dad Dies
  • 2001-2005 Certificate of Fine Art, Minor in Printmaking, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA,
  • Won some more awards at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Annual Student Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
  • Married Anthony


  • Reiki 2 certified, The Reiki School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Start working at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
  • Meet Anthony
  • Won a couple of awards at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Annual Student Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA


  •  Reiki 1 certified, The Reiki School, Philadelphia, PA


  • Leave Savannah, GA
  • 2001-2005 Certificate of fine art, Minor in Printmaking, Pennsylvania Academy of the fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 9/11 attacks


  • Turned 20
  • Start at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA


  • Graduated High school, Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL
  • One semester at Valencia Community college in Orlando, FL


  • Left home to go to Florida School of the Arts, Palatka, FL -12th grade
  • Turned 18
  • In a library, saw the words ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’ for the first time


  • Transfer to an Assembly of God School to finish 10th grade
  • Hospitalized for severe depression (one week)
  • Trials, court, reporters, news people


  • Major family tragedy: best friend’s parents murdered. (See Confessions of an Ex-Teenage Vampire blog for more info)
  • Turned 16
  • Diagnosed with chronic depression
  • Transfer to Tavares High School – 11th grade


  • Major family tragedy
  • Started High School, Leesburg High


  •  Started experimenting with boys


  • Met best friend


  • Middle school, Eustis Middle School
  • Bullied


  • Moved to Lake County, FL


  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten-4th grade, Conway Elementary
  • needed glasses
  • Got wart on hand
  • Developed severe OCD (but not diagnosed until some time later)
  • Went to a catholic church weekly
  • Diagnosed with learning disability, along with possible dyslexia, ADD
  • Minor speech therapy
  • Bike crash
  • Rope swing accident
  • Hand burned
  • Start spending summers in Maggie Valley, NC


  •  Born, Orlando, Florida