Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Work in Encaustic, Precious Studio Time

Starting to work larger.....
36" x 36"

Badlands (C) encaustic 36 x 36

 Just Blue 1 (C) encaustic 12 x 12

 
Just Blue 2 (C) encaustic 12 x 12


 Winter Storm (C) encaustic  6 x 6


Marshlands (C) encaustic 6 x 6

Whoa, It has Been Awhile Since I posted.

Whoa, it has been awhile since I posted. 
Sorry.....creative things were happening. 

Here's the latest:
I can not say enough about this wonderful tribe of women!
The creative energy and the work that was born from it. 

We all hope you will stop by to feast your eyes on this show. 






Sponsored by Platt Architecture, PA, the TC Arts Council presents this invitational art exhibit with clay artist Christine Kosiba and her talented friends Shannon Whitworth, Hayley Davison, Gina Louthian Stanley, Karen Newgard Black and Kirsten Stingle. This exhibit, As the Crow Flies, will focus on pottery, wood and paintings. The exhibit will run from Sept. 22 – Oct. 20. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on Friday, Sept. 22, during Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk. The TC Arts Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. For more information call 828-884-2787 or go to www.tcarts.org.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wax, Paper, and Thread at 310 Art Gallery, Asheville, NC (Encaustic Monotype Classes)

Once again I had the pleasure of collaborating with the fabulous Erin Keane at 310 Art Gallery in Asheville, NC! We had one day of waxy goodness, exploring basic monotype printmaking techniques
to create waxy papers. The second day, Erin taught her magic, showing us options on how to create on top of the waxed prints, mounting them on a substrate, and then instructing us on the long stitch, chain stitch, and explained the coptic stitch.

A special thanks to Fleta Monhagan for hosting us at 310, and to Bet Kindley for opening up her home to me! It is always a pleasure to teach in Asheville! I have been fortunate to meet so many new fellow artists and amazing people who come to the classes to create. It's a fantastic start to the summer!!!

Below are just a few of the works created.









Sunday, February 26, 2017

February - New Encaustic Work


Yes, February, amazing weather.....I hope this new
lush foliage makes it through March....

Of course, I had to construct the color and textures in wax....
I love Encaustic.