My art education includes a degree from the Pasadena/Seattle School of Interior Design plus a multitude of classes and workshops in all painting mediums as well as pottery, weaving and my chosen medium, encaustic painting.
Over the last several years I have increased my knowledge of encaustic painting in both private and group classes from several of the most accomplished encaustic painters in the West. From these teachers, I honed the basics as well as experimented with numerous encaustic painting techniques. Encaustic painting, like all other mediums, is very individual and each encaustic artist develops his or her own interpretation and style. This is as exciting to other encaustic painters as it is to those who appreciate and purchase art.
I work mainly in the abstract with an emphasis on color exploration. My passion for color leads me to bold and vivid combinations with both smooth and textured surfaces. With each new painting, I start with an encaustic ‘sketch’ on paper; then, during the encaustic process, the brush and torch can take me places I never intended to go but I am rarely disappointed.
As my artistic skills have progressed, my work has grown in size and complexity. My most recent body of work, ‘Southwest Reflections‘ depicts the brilliant colors of the southwest skies and landscapes and is currently being featured at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery in Taos, NM. An earlier series, ‘Vintage Southwest’, has a defined theme including Indian blanket designs and Southwest motifs and is currently on display at The Ranch at Taos Gallery also located in Taos, New Mexico.
I have also completed several commissioned pieces for homes in Seattle, Sun Valley and Taos which can be viewed on my web site. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of creating pieces custom to a client’s individual style and space and welcome all inquiries regarding commissioned pieces.