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.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Red Earth-Oil and Cold Wax

     Winter days have lent themselves to time in the studio, much needed time. 
Music, hot beverages, and paint....
Again, I find myself falling in love with oil and wax. Cold wax and hot. 

     Days of creating provided the discovery of working on new substrates and I am 
elated with the results. New papers, samples from Canson, and Gamblin and more....

     Not only was I creating, but I spent a lot of time teaching, cold wax and Encaustic as well. I passed these experimental findings to my students. I was so impressed with the workshop participants works! 
Creative juices were flowing....that always elates me, seeing others create and the smiles that come across their faces as they discover their creative path. I am looking forward to teaching more classes and 
meeting more new folks. 

  Today, however, I am back in my studio juices brewing on another cold winter's day, made just for being artful.~

 Red Earth 2 (C)

Red Earth 3 (C)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014

My wish is for everyone to have a Happy, Safe, Healthy, and Artful 2014!

This year I plan on offering even more adult and children's art classes. 
Most classes will be offered through the Studio School of Roanoke
and the others will be held at my home studio. 

If there is something you are interested in taking, please email me 
and I will respond with more information. 

My work is shifting a bit as I explore new substrates for my current medium. 
So far, I am very pleased with the results. 

I want to thank everyone who has supported my work by either purchasing it, or coming to my shows, hanging out at the Art on Kirk Gallery Studios, and just being part of my creative life!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Yellow Earth (C)                 oil and Wax (SOLD)