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, 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)