Taking Root


Encaustic

When making things is your livelihood you don’t want to spend a lot of time experimenting. At least I don’t. It’s taken a lot of discipline to let myself “play” and over time I’ve been able to set aside part of my week to explore new mediums and just let go. This was was one […]

November 5, 2018

Encaustic Course-Week One


Encaustic

Hi! I’ve been blessed rich many rich art experiences this year, along with opportunities to learn new methods and techniques. Lucky for me the blessings haven’t stopped! Today was the first day of a 6-week online course I am taking with photo-encaustic artist, Clare O’Neill! I am super excited to continue this journey of learning with […]

October 30, 2018

Pathways to Peace


Artwork

Roaming mountain trails this summer I discovered the serenity that comes with in the simplicity of nature. I couldn’t help but collect the shells left behind Using encaustic, I sealed the collected botanicals on reclaimed wood. This is a photo of the first 3 pieces in this series that sold.

October 4, 2018

Gyotaku Octopus Print


Artwork

Last week I participated in a class to learn Gyotaku printing. I used a real octopus. I got a scan of the original today and I’m working on ideas for prints.

May 18, 2018

“Hopeful” Mixed Media


Artwork

This piece is size 16×20 on white watercolor paper. *SOLD* I found that this particular watercolor paper absorbed the ink more than I wanted it to. I had to go over the white lines (and some of the colors) several times. POSCA pens are generally easy to layer and add on top of one another […]

February 14, 2018

Exploring Materials


Artwork

Making good art takes time and an artist MUST know the materials they work with inside and out so we can push our boundaries but know our limits. This is a study of materials: papers, pens and textures I like the toned tan paper but the colors really pop with the white background. Take a […]

February 8, 2018

The Story of the “Girl”


Artwork

My process begins with a few black lines. Sometimes I activate the canvas by using ink and other times graphite. It was at this point I was feeling very insecure about her and I considered throwing it in the trash about a dozen times. I messaged my friend Jenn and she said “push past the […]

January 31, 2018