My early art education includes:
- Student Art League, Philadelphia, PA
- Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
- Tyler School of Art., Cheltenham, PA
- Student Art League Merit and Honor awards
- Gimble Award
- FBCAA Best of Show and Artist of the month
Ames taught drawing and painting in art centers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Texas. She currently teaches drawing at the Craft Guild of Dallas in Addison, TX. She's successfully exhibited in numerous galleries in Philadelphia, New York and surrounding areas; as well as Dallas, TX.
Ames is a classically trained artist, who is currently exploring techniques in oils and pastels.