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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Painting Paradise Cold Wax and Oil

If there is a place you want to be, even if only for a day, 
create it. 

Tide Pools 1 (C) 

Tide Pools 2 (C)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Growing Again - New Works In Encaustic

I recently returned from Dumas Bay, Washington where I had the pleasure of meeting some mighty fine artists all working in encaustic. Encausticamp was an experience I will never forget! Patricia Seggebruch, Crystal Neubauer, Michelle Belto, and Sue Stover were a fantastic foursome of great encouragers!

I was in the track two group, but I also met the instructors from the other group, Amanda Jolley, Shary Bartlett, and my friend Erin Keane. 

I had to work small due to traveling such a distance, but managed to begin small studies for a new body of work. All of these pieces will be narratives about nature in some way,  shape, or form. Some may include mechanical, or man made elements to contrast nature. 

The experience of meeting new artists, collaborating, and spending time by the bay  talking, singing, and reflecting on the days works was unforgettable. I know my techniques  and knowledge of the medium have grown, and to all the folks I met for their guidance and support,  I am grateful

 Captured Moments (C)   

Nature Prevails (C)