Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Shepherd University WV, Summa Cum Laude


Sierra College, Rocklin, CA



Professional Experiences


Owner/Partner, SMIT & CO. LLC, Consulting firm for the wine industry, East and West Coast, USA


Owner, Artistic Director and Contractor, Isabelle Truchon Concepts Inc. Sacramento, CA


Visual Arts Program Director, CraftWorks at Cool Spring, Charles Town/Shepherdstown, WV


Co-founder, Co-director, Artistic Living Studio School of Decorative Art, Sacramento, CA






The Barns at Rose Hill, Solo Exhibit, HERD THINK, Berryville, Virginia.


Waterford Fair,  Group Exhibit, Waterford, VA

"Casablanca", Tryst Art Gallery, Juried Group Exhibit, Leesburg, VA

"The Horse in Art", Artists in Middleburg, Jusried Group Exhibit, Middleburg, VA 

"Featured Artist",  Tryst Art Gallery, Leesburg, VA

Greenhill Winery and Vineyards Grand Opening, featured artist, on going exhibit, Middleburg, VA

"All the White Horses", solo exhibit, barrel room at Greenhill Winery, Middleburg, VA.

Art at the Mill, juried group exhibit, Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA

"Different Strokes; The Art of Abstraction", juried group show, Artists in Middleburg 102 W. Washington St. Middleburg, 20117

"Winter's Tale", juried group show, TRYST Gallery, 312 East Market St. Suite F., Leesburg 20176

"Library Series", February, solo exhibit, Salamander Resort, 500 North Pendleton Street Middleburg, VA, 20117

"Library Series", January, solo exhibit, Salamander Resort, 500 North Pendleton Street Middleburg, VA, 20117

"Paintings from Breaking Through", ongoing exhibit, dinning room of L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, 13630 Lord Fairfax HighwayBoyce, VA, 22620


"September Sampler", Group Exhibit, The Gray Gallery, Winchester VA, Curator: Jaimianne Amicucci.

"The Premier Show" Group Exhibit, Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA, Curator: Jim Sisley

 "Water", Juried Group Exhibit, Artists in Middleburg Gallery, Middleburg VA, Jurors: Jill Garity, Earl Tester, Sandy Danielson.

"Breaking Through", Solos Exhibit, The Duvall Designs Gallery, Millwood, VA. Curator: Peggy Duvall, Co-founder of The Duvall Designs Gallery.


"The Dairy Barn Show", Group Exhibit, The Dairy Barn, Middleburg, VA.

“Sanctuary” Juried Group Exhibit, The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC. Curator: Shanti Norris, co-founder and Executive Director of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC.


“Art at The Mill” Juried Group Exhibit, Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.



“CONTOURING EVE” Solo Exhibit, The Fire House Gallery, Charles Town, WV. Curator Cynthia Fraula-Hahn, artist, professor, art consultant.


“PIECING IT ALL TOGETHER” Artomatic Jefferson, Group Exhibit, Rock and Tile Warehouse. Charles Town, WV. Corcoran in D.C.


“NATURE OF THIS” Solo Exhibit, Bridge Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV. Curator Kathryn Burns, gallery owner, artist, art consultant.



“SCULPTURE NOW” Juried Group Exhibit, Pepco Edison Gallery Place, Washington D.C., Juror: Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art Gallery at The Corcoran, Washington D.C.


“ART AT THE MILL” Juried Group Exhibit, Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

“EQUUS, THE FINISHED WORKS” Solo Exhibit, Scarborough Library Reading Room, Shepherdstown, WV. Curator: Isabelle Truchon.


“EMERGING ARTISTS” Selected Group Show, The Arts Center in Martinsburg, WV. Curator: Sonya Evanisko,Coordinator of the Painting and Drawing Program at Shepherd University.



“VISUAL LITERACY” Group Exhibit, Shepherd University Bookstore, Shepherdstown, WV. Curator: Rhonda Smith, Professor of Art, Chair of Contemporary Art Department Chair at Shepherd University.


“EQUUS IN PROGRESS” Solo Exhibit, Doukénie Winery Gallery Purcellville, VA. Curator: Isabelle Truchon.


“HONORS EXHIBIT” Juried Group Exhibit, Shepherd University Frank Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV. Juror: Johan Lowie, practicing artist in Frederick, MD


“HIDDEN ALASKA” Solo Exhibit in conjunction with book signing event for National Geographic’s photographer Michael Melford’s newly published book “Hidden Alaska”. Doukénie Winery, Purcellville, VA. Curator: Linda Meyerriecks former editor National Geographic Traveler.


“ART AND EARTH” Juried Group Exhibit, Berkeley Art Center, Martinsburg, WV. Juror: Susan Bloom, Professor and Chair of the Art Department at McDaniels College in Westminster, MD


“DOUKÉNIE WINERY 3RD ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL” Group Exhibit, Doukénie Winery, Purcellville, VA, Curator: Isabelle Truchon.



“SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS” Juried Group Exhibit, Shepherd University Scarbourgh Library, Shepherdstown, WV. Jurors: Richard Helldobler, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Shepherd University, and Victoria Buckbauer, counselor, Shenandoah Women’s Health Center, Martinsburg, WV



“GRAPES AND VINES” Solo Exhibit, Doukénie Winery Gallery, Purcellville, VA. Curator: Isabelle Truchon.



“TREE OF LIFE FRESCO AND PROSE” Solo Exhibit, Quarry Ponds Center, Granite Bay, CA. Curator: Isabelle Truchon.


“SPRING GROUP SHOW” Juried Group Exhibit, Ridley Gallery, Rocklin, CA. Curator: Students of Art Department. Juror: Jim Devore, Professor of Art, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA.



 “THE FIRST SHOW” Solo Exhibit, Thomas Michael Gallery, Folsom, CA. Curator: Isabelle Truchon.


Commissions and Collections

Three Fires Lounge, Sacramento, CA. Wine Glass, State Capitol Cupola.

Midi Restaurant, San Francisco, CA. Pearl.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Purcellville, VA. Metamorphoses, Strawberry Pickers and GOLD, Standing Horse.

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Craig and Stassa Collins, Leesburg, VA. Cause Unknown, Forest Floor, Four.

Private Collection of Mr. Scott Gregory, Sacramento, CA. Contemplation II, It’s All Very Delicate, and Conscious Mind

Private Collection of Mr. Len Short, Mill Valley, CA. Shakespeare in Love, Birth of Venus.

Private Collection of Mr and Mrs. Pierce, Granite Bay, CA. Primavera.

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Hanna, El Dorado Hills, CA. Three Graces at Pompeii, Women at Bathhouse I, Woman at Bathhouse II, Women Stomping Grapes.

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Granite Bay, CA. Egrets, Texture I, Texture II

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jeurge, Granite Bay, CA. Baobab, Place Setting.

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith, Winchester VA. Equus, and Then There Were Three.

Private Collection of Mr. Peter Leonard-Morgan, Purcellville, VA. The Exchange

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Schwarz, Lovettesville, VA, Bison Study

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Dick and Cindy Landin, South Riding, VA, Milkweed Study

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Galvez, Sacramento, CA, Horse Running Wild

Private Collection of Mrs. Sheree Johnson, New Hampshire, Whisper, Awakening

Private Collection of Ms.X, Kabul, Afganistan, 2 from Nine Collection

Private Collection of Ms. Brooke Sampson, Denver, Colorado, Contrainte

Private Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, Breaking Through/ Band of Five.



Country Spirit/ Fauquier Times, July 2017, Notable Local Artists.

Elan Magazine, April 2017, Featured Article and front cover.

Ask Artists, February 2017, Artist feature in online publication.

Middleburg Life, May 2016, Featured article.

Fluent Magazine, 2013, 2015

Washington Post, 2012



Tryst Art Gallery

Artists in Middleburg

The Gallery at Hunt Country

L'Auberge Provencale

Bummer Lamb

The Salamander Resort

The Oyster Bar