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Moving to the Midwest, she freelanced for Wm. H. Block department store, then worked fulltime for Indianapolis Blueprint in offset lithography, design, illustration, and production. As Corydon, Indiana, first state capitol, celebrated Indiana's Sesquicentennial, Chapman, designed and printed linoblocks of historic landmarks. She illustrated Ford Times' subsequent article, first of four Ford Times' assignments. In Louisville, Kentucky, she shared her design and illustration talents with Pinaire Lithographing and assisted the production manager. For Humana, Chapman acted as art director as well as illustrating two annual reports. Louisville's Courier -Journal Sunday Magazine used her illustrations for an Indianapolis "500" story, as did Sports Car Graphic.

Her equine illustrations have appeared in Louisville, The Blood Horse and, as covers, on Backstretch, and Anvil magazines. She has worked with Rodes' (Louisville apparel store) display department in four annual Kentucky Derby Festival displays. "May Morning Work" and "Clubhouse Turn:, two acrylic canvases from a group underwritten by Rodes, were awarded Best of Class for Prints in a Series, 1983 Printing Industries Southeast Conference. In 1987, commissioned by Ashland Oil, Chapman painted an acrylic racing scene released as a print for the Ashland Stakes, Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Kentucky.

Chapman has had one-man shows in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Jeffersonville, New Albany, Terre Haute and Indianapolis, Indiana; Aiken, South Carolina, and Renssaelerville, New York .. Her works are in the permanent collection at Bank One, Louisville, Kentucky. Others are at Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation and Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc., both of Louisville; Regional Federal Savings Bank and First Midwest Bank & Trust, New Albany, Indiana. She is represented in the private collections of A.J. Foyt, Jr., John Yarmouth, Don Brumfield, and the late Wendell Cherry and William H. King.

Chapman has won both merit and purchase awards in Kentucky Watercolor Society National, KWS All-Member Show and KWS Totally Transparent. She has also won awards in the Indiana State Fair, and Indiana Heritage Arts Annual, Nashville, Indiana; Ohio Valley Regional, Madison, Indiana; Owensboro Art Guild, Owensboro, Kentucky; Arts Center, Old Forge, New York; and the Southeast Art League, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Her work is available through Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, Indiana; Abigail's, Corydon, Indiana; and Sun Oak Trading Post, English, Indiana.

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