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.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mountain Side Cold Wax and Oil on Paper

Springtime 2015 has been beautiful. 
The Blue Ridge mountains and landscape has always astounded me....
Sometimes there is no way to do it justice, 
but I try. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cold wax----Wabi-Sabi

This piece has been here for awhile. Not sure why. 
Some pieces just so not have a solo language that no one speaks. 

Soon, this cold wax diptych will be coming back home and will be re-worked into something else. 
What that will look like, I have no clue. 
Time for some Wabi-Sabi!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Prismacolor Class Project

The final class project. 

 Beginning by working in pencil, and defining contours.
Adding baseline skin tones.
 Adding more color and working on eyes. 
Although I say this is now finished, I plan on going back and making a few changes. 
Those changes may be adding color highlights to the skin to accentuate the planes of the facial structure and folds of the skin, adding more texture to the clothing, and properly matting the piece. 

I plan on doing more portraits in prismacolor. 
Love the challenges. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Large Encaustic Works!

      Recently, I have had several patrons ask for larger works. So, I am exploring this with my new works. The piece shown here is 3ft. x 3ft and is an encaustic. From working larger I have explored many new techniques as well.

I am  mesmerized.....

Skywater                            (C) Price on Request

Nelson Gallery, Lexington, Virginia- Solo Show 2015

Last night was the opening of my solo show at Nelson Gallery in Lexington, VA. 
This show highlighted some of the ink drawings on recycled papers, 
cold and hot wax encaustics, and encaustic monotypes.

I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome, and for coming out!
I so enjoyed meeting new artists, sharing thoughts, ideas, and philosophies. 
Thanks to the gallery members for hanging such a nice show for me!

I hope to visit again soon!

Detail of an encaustic.