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, 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!