Over the last several years I increased my knowledge of encaustics 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, some of which I have yet to utilize in my own work. 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 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, ‘Vintage Southwest’, has a defined theme including Indian blanket designs and Southwest motifs and is currently on exhibit at the Taos Artist Collective in Taos, New Mexico.
In 2012 and 2013, I completed several commissioned pieces 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.