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, November 6, 2016

Autumn Days Encaustic Mixed Media

 We all have been waiting for the fall color to mesmerize us....Still waiting....
sometimes you have to make it happen!
 From Airpoint                          Encaustic Mixed Media (C) gls
             8" x 10"

A Hint of Sky                        Encaustic Mixed Media (C) gls
        8" x 10"

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Summertime, New works in Cold Wax with Oil and Encaustic!

Summertime (C)      Cold Wax and Oil 12" x12"

Gee, it's been a hot good thing about it is that I have been inside exploring creative juices...I can't ever decide which I like more, working Encaustic or working in Cold Wax and Oil. 
So, who says I have to decide? 

Journal of Travel (C)                   Encaustic  12' x12"

Friday, July 15, 2016

Encaustic- Painted Ladies

The garden and life surrounding it are my muse. 

Encaustic                                                  24 x 24       

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Encaustic Landscape

I love the summer landscapes, full of flowers....
I love working with encaustic medium and pigments....
nothing mesmerizes me more........

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Roanoke Times and World News, June 17, 2016 'Surface Poetry'

Mike Allen, 
Thank you for covering this show!

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 3:25 pm
Through July 29, the Fleda A. Ring Artworks gallery inside 16 West Marketplace in downtown Roanoke is hosting “Surface Poetry,” an exhibition that’s a collaboration between Roanoke artists Gina Louthian-Stanley and Mary Beth Lee.
As gallery assistant Tessa Cheek explained, "Gina does incredibly elegant encaustic work. Mary Beth does elaborate multimedia line work. They've been working together, both collaboratively and in a sort of 'side-along play' fashion, on this show and their work in conversation is both surprising and resonant.  
"It was [gallery owner Fleda Ring's] idea to pair a more seasoned artist (Gina) with a younger, emerging artist (Mary Beth). We became super interested in Mary Beth's artworks after our group show in December — she was actually the first artist to sell a piece in the 'RED' show. Both women participated in that show and had met each other in the past. They were thrilled when Fleda suggested a collaboration. 
"We've heard from Gina that the collaboration has pushed her to go in new directions with the materials she has mastered. This is Mary Beth's first major exhibition."

Encaustic - Air, Land, and Light

This spring has delivered inspiration to my doorstep!
I have been trying to capture the 
Air, Land, and Light of the springtime. 

Hope you enjoy these new encaustic pieces!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Surface Poetry- A Collaborative Adventure!

Many new encaustic works, delivered....long time in the making, hard to keep quiet. 


I'm so fortunate for the challenge Fleda Armistead Ring has presented me with! Even more of a pleasure to collaborate with the young and talented Mary Beth Lee... it's her first show, I'm honored to be part if it. 

Opening at 6pm June 3rd, Rings Artworks on Church!
Enso Moon              (just a teaser) 

Exploring Encaustic with Christine Rooney and Gina Louthian-Stanley

Exploring Encaustic
Christine Rooney and Gina Louthian-Stanley

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Lynchburg, The Art Box
This is an exciting opportunity to study with two of Virginia's most experienced encaustic artists.  Learn multiple techniques for painting with this ancient hot wax medium: mono-prints, direct painting, surface textures, pouring,  and collage.

For additional information and to register, please contact Christine Rooney at 434-384-0188 or you can email me as well,

WAX PAPER THREAD- Encaustic Printmaking and Bookbinding!


a collaborative class with Erin Keane

& Gina Louthian-Stanley, June 8-9 at 310 ART

I am an encaustic painter and printmaker, traveling from Roanoke VA to 310 Gallery in Asheville, NC to share my encaustic printmaking and direct painting with wax skills to cross-pollinate 310's curriculum in Wax Paper Thread. 

During class we will learn encaustic techniques in printmaking, painting, drawing, and mark-making on art papers. Erin Keane will explore intuitive and intentional expression with a variety of tools, and sew your papers into a sweet colorful journal with a beautiful binding.

There are two spots open and we hope you'll join us June 8-9.

I am very excited!

And...  Encaustic Pendants with Gina Louthian-Stanley

June 10th

Friday June 10th, 10-4
The class includes all wax, bezel setting, solder, soldering irons and soldering setups an other items needed!

Participants will create one fine pre-made bezel piece  and up to three soldered pendants, 1” wide and up to 3” long.  Use wax, metal and small inclusions you may wish to bring such asdried flowers, small inspirational words, bits of collage/decorative papers, or small charms. Learn fantastic skills and have fun in this exciting new class at 310 ART. 
(Extra materials will be available for purchase should you wish to create more) 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

2016 Open Studios Tour

Hope you can join us for Open Studio Tours. This year we have several artists that are new to the tour as guests. Their work is outstanding!

On another note, Mary Jane Burtch, one of the co-founders of the tour 
passed away suddenly last week. We are all still stunned by this loss. 
She was an extended member of my family, fellow artist, and (throughout my life) she was among one of my teachers and mentors.

It is my hope that one day there will be a retrospective of her work. She gave so much to the art community and to young budding artists. *(see my final note at the end)
Rest in Peace, dear Mary Jane. There is an empty place in our hearts. 

Open Studios Tour 2016
Saturday, April 30 , 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, noon to 5 p.m.
Roanoke Artists Open Homes and Studios for 16th Annual Spring Tour
Come see art where it begins! Once again, Roanoke artists will provide a unique opportunity to see art as it is created. In our annual tour, we will display works of art in our home and studios, inviting the public not only to see what we create, but how and where we create it. Feel free to ask questions or simply stroll through any or all of the studios on the Tour.
Our tour starts on Saturday morning, April 30 and runs through Sunday, May 1. The tour offers unique insights into how artists live and work. Focused within 4 distinct city neighborhoods, the public will glean a sense of the community of artists that live in Valley and in the region. The four neighborhoods include Downtown and Old Southwest; Raleigh Court; and South Roanoke, and Southeast, with the last two studios located in the Roanoke Industrial Park in old Viscose plant.

Media include sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, photography, and ceramics. Participants can meet the artists, see a body of their recent work, and talk with them about it in a casual atmosphere about their work and their creative process. In many instances, they will also get a chance to peek into working studios. Art will be offered for sale at each of the exhibition sites.
The FREE self-guided tour can be started at any site. For a tour map and a list of participating artists plus samples of their work go to or call (540.685-4616). Families are welcome!
Brochures with maps will be available in April at local galleries, Valley Bank offices, and Southern Graphics. 

*Final Note:
Actually, it is my hope that one day, all the the local Roanoke artists who have given birth to the Roanoke arts community will one-at-a-time be remembered in retrospectives, or even a book. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Encaustic and Mother Nature

Loving the organic nature of beeswax and damar, 
I can only find it fitting to have nature as my muse. 

Happy First Day of Spring!
Capture the magic!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring is Emerging!

Spring is emerging!

Elm Avenue (C)                                            encaustic

     The longer days of sunlight are back! Each morning on my way to work, I have become enchanted with the way the light falls on the long row of unique houses on Elm Avenue. As traffic slows, I snap these candid images, print in black and white, alter them and repaint them. Next, I layer them in Encaustic medium, and further draw, paint, and shape the wax into the small renditions of Elm Avenue. 
     Last week, I began exploring Day Avenue. I was really taken by some of the homes! With  Spring arriving and the wonderful way the sunlight showcases the homes, flowering trees are showing their colors! Soon, they will be immortalized in wax as well. 
     This particular piece is on its way to New York City where it will hang along with others from the Women in the Arts Foundation in the Citicorp building. I wish I could see the show in person! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Encaustic Works, Nature Prevails Series

     I began the Nature Prevails series in Seattle this past summer. 
I have a head full of ideas, made several sketches, and now a few are coming to fruition. I hope you enjoy these as you dream 
of a beautiful won't be long!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snowy Days Are Artful Days

 Quiet, peaceful, snow. 

Here is a view from my upstairs home studio. I love it here. Each season provides a 
new view and I relish it as I take breaks from painting. I can not describe the peaceful 
solitude the landscape here has to offer. Lots of fuel for creativity. 
I am blessed. Very blessed. 

And here is my latest completed piece, 
'The Waiting Is The Hardest Part' (C)
18 x 24 

I hope you are safe and warm in this winter wonderland.