Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

"Nature is a Cornerstone for Quiet Inspiration."

B.A. Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, honors in Art and English, award winning artist and illustrator, original paintings and custom prints 

Sold first portrait of a champion collie at age fifteen.  Portraits and prints of twenty famous collie champions of the past for the Collie Club of America, four covers for Collie Review magazine, illustrated book Collie Concept for Mrs. George H. (Bobbee) Roos, 2nd place in the Dog Writers Assoc. Awards, Best Breed category (1982).

Promoted by Jiong Gu, Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor, to teach Tai Chi Yang Style Long Form (88 Pattern variation with music) and 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong, (Shi Ba Shi), 1998, Bloomington IL.

Coached Art Workshop at Normal Community Activity Center in Normal, IL, from 1999-2000.  Students developed unique expressions of drawing and painting by exploring personal subjective interests.

Started Lakeshore Tai Chi, Stevensville, MI, in 2001

Certified by Dr. Paul Lam in Tai Chi for Arthritis in 2002
Certified by Dr. Paul Lam in Tai Chi for Arthritis Falls Prevention, and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, 2011.  
Paul Lam. M.D.  

Member TCHC, Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health Community, helps provide scholarships for Dr. Lam's workshops and ongoing networking opportunities for instructors.

Attended Tai Chi Seminars:  Jou, Tsung Hwa; Yang, Zhen Duo and Yang, Jun (Yang Family Traditional Long Form);  Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, (Yang Style Tai Chi and Qigong); and He, Weiqi (Yang Style Tai Chi Master, co-creator of 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong a.k.a Shi Ba Shi)

Heads Up Falls Prevention Task Force, St. Joseph, MI,  member, three years

Past Member Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Stevensville, MI

Published Book, Silver Butterfly, Create A Vision, 2008; started illustrated story blog Out of the Blue, Unlocking Continuous Miracles, 2010 

Photo:  Tai Chi on the Beach by Emilie

Out of the Blue, Text and Illustrations, copyright 2010-2018 by Dahlis Roy