Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Leigh Ann Edrich aka ILIA
404 Pennsylvania Ave
Clearwater, FL 33755

Education/Artist Training

Mentors including Mr. Ralph E. Grimes from Los Angeles who held an MFA.

Grants and Awards

Artivita Worldwide Art Contest Finalist Award 2021
First Round Winner Voices Net May 2010
Turner Maxwell Books Poetry – Winner April 2010
Art Space World Web Award 2004-2005
Phenomenal Women of the Web 2004


Art in the Park, Clearwater, Florida May 2022
Voicercise, Clearwater, Florida May 2020 – Current
Noir Gallery, New York City, July 2019 – Current
Countryside Mall, Clearwater, Florida September 2020 – April 2021
Align Your Spine, Clearwater, Florida September 2020 – October 2020
Business Office exhibition Phoenix, Arizona Jan 2015 – Oct 2016
New York City online exhibition 2005 – 2006
Business Office exhibition Phoenix, Arizona March – June 2003
Multi-talented artist group exhibition Phoenix, Arizona Nov 2002
Los Angeles – Journey to the Stars television show October 1998 and December 1998
Melrose Artist Exhibition September 1998
Business Office Exhibition Los Angeles August 1986 – April 1987
Multi-talented Artist Group Exhibition Austin, Texas Nov 86


Helene & Ralph E. Grimes, California
Garth Dockweiler, California
Denise Voight, California
Dianne & Michel Gariepy, Canada
Lillian Crocco, Tennessee
Greta Alexander, California
Kevin & Wendy Mark, Arizona
Sharon Skonetski, Washington
Bob Lawrason, Michigan
Lisa Pezella, Florida
Carita Lewis, Florida
Willow Bellotti, Florida
Jody Lynn Perry, Texas
Doris Caitak, Florida
Robert Cisco, Florida
Jerrye Albert, Florida
Roxy Kerr, Florida
Dr. Dan & Allie Reisling, Florida
Veronica Iglesias, España
Michael Graves, California
Bethann Peters & Lisa Ammons, Arizona
Cristina Roveyaz, Florida
Lisa Pezzella, Florida
Mona Scherrer, France
Kevin Brown, California
Karen Nelson Bell, Florida
Edna Thackeray, New York
Claire Wagner, Florida
Barbara McNally, Kentucky
Bill & Vikki Lorentzen, Florida
Lynda Hubbard, California
Dr. Diane Krieger, Arizona
Charlotte Anderson, Florida
Sarah Page-Wells, Illinois
Cathy Kao, Florida
Larry Jaffe, Florida
Ros Reece, Oregon
Carita Lewis, Florida
Raymond Cassano, Florida
Ronald Joseph Kule, Florida
Craig D. Walters, Michigan
Kevin Johnson, Florida
Maria Ortenzia, Florida
Michael Graves, California
Michael Dennis O’Brien, California
Diane Austin, California
Alain Paul Bogata, Columbia
Voicercise, Florida
Renee Duby-Mailhoit, Connecticut
Christine Eisenman, Florida
Colin McNeil, Scotland
Doris Caitak, Florida
Ros Reece, Oregon
LD Sledge, Florida
Wendy Carroll Hill, Florida
Michael Graves, California
Sharon Skonetski, Washington
Dorothy Lenz, Florida
Dr. Diane Kreiger, Arizona
Charlie Berger, Nevada
Mark Peterson, Texas
Rena Mottl, Florida
Tobe Daum, Arizona
Kathleen Scott, Arizona
Gilda Russo, Mexico
Linda Nuzzo, Florida


Art Related Employment

Published Author:

2021 – Current

Good News Press Plaza Park Neighborhood Edition

2009 – Current

Article Writer & Marketer – Help 2 Succeed, Clearwater, FL

Write articles for a wide variety of businesses and artists for online
• One client doubled her business as a result of utilizing ILIA’s article and distribution service.
• One client was so impressed with his results that he offered to give his phone number and a personal referral.

2008 – Current

Author of Original, Modern-day Fairy Tales, Fantasy Novels and Non-Fiction

1998 – Current

Article & How-To Writer for Online Blog Help 2 Succeed
Internet Company, Providing articles with tips, interviews,
information and resources for creative and talented individuals.

Contributor One Planet Magazine
Phoenix, AZ
Contributed articles to the online magazine.

2006 – 2007
Contributor Craft Bantor
Internet Forum, Contribution of articles relating to crafts.

Help for Creative & Talented Folks

2010 – Present
Talk Radio Show Producer: Radio show that Interviews successful people for tips and secrets

2000 – Present
Owner of and sister sites to help artists to
succeed with their art offering solutions, successful actions, tips,
successes, opportunities and more.

1998 – Present
Website & Internet Design plus Marketing
Learned website design, graphic art, article marketing, social media marketing, backlinking strategies, google techniques, press release writing and media kit creation in order to help artists. Also used the skills to help businesses with great results.