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, October 20, 2019

Time Flies Encaustic, Wabi-Sabi Bookmaking, 3-D Encaustic Works, Cold Wax and Oil

What a busy summer...leading right into fall.
I have been astounded by all the wonderful classes, creative visions, and most of all new friendships.
My heart is full, yet I need time now to rejuvenate.

Feeling the need to work in new directions. Hoping the coming winter months provide me with
time to reflect and experiment in new ways. Time to look at developing new classes, and time to take some classes and travel.

It is also a time to purge. Time to evaluate older works and perhaps give them new homes, or a new life by working over them. I am looking forward to fall and winter in preparation for a new spring.

Here are a few highlights of the year.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Asheville! 310 Art!

I just got back from a week in Asheville. I spent three glorious days teaching at 310 Art.
This year was my seventh year going to 310. I have been very fortunate to have made new friends and met so many creative souls.

This year was the first year for the Contemporary Shrine class with image transfers. WOW, such powerful stories at the end. A special thank you for sharing your story!

Here are a few of the images. I will add more soon.
In the meantime, I am planning a third NEW class.....Stay tuned for Spring 2020!
My heart is full!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Melting Point: Contemporary Encaustic Works 2019

Melting Point: Contemporary Encaustic Works


Encaustic, the ancient art that dates back to the Greeks and uses hot pigmented beeswax, has made a resurgence in the art world after a quiet 3,000 year hiatus.  This exhibit is a curated selection of artists from the mid-Atlantic who all use encaustic in their work in dynamic ways.
Even with a shared interest in this unique medium, the work itself has a wide range of approaches: from organic to geometric to the narrative and sculptural.  
Participating Artists:

Saturday, February 2, 2019