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"I hope when someone sees my art, they want more, but I also hope it inspires them to create something of their own."

About Me

After years as an oil and watercolor painter, a friend encouraged me to take an encaustics workshop. It was love at first fuse and I've never looked back.

Most of my encaustic work features bright, bold colors and combines original prints with layers of luminous transparent wax. It's a process of scraping through those layers, then building back, adding patterns, lines and textures. The fun—the challenge—of encaustic is its flexibility and versatility. I’ve just scratched the surface of what this medium has to offer and can't wait to explore more.

I'm always surprised when a painting finally comes together and I say done. Now, it's out there to tell a story, to bring a little beauty or joy, or spark some long-lost memory.

I'm constantly amazed that I get to create this thing we call art. Just amazed.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

Gardening—"I live in my garden, I just sleep in my house."
Rosie—she is the love of my life; all 15 lbs. of wagging, twirling, furry happiness.
Entertainment—I love cozy English mysteries. Light on violence (a bonk on the head or a little posion will usually suffice), clues abound and the killer is always caught.
Adventures—I've traveled the roads of Iceland (waterfalls & glaciers), Newfoundland (Icebergs, anyone!), Great Britian and Ireland. This year, New Zealand.
My hammock—It's where I go to destress, nap and just hang out with Rosie.

More About Me

What do you wish you could tell your younger artist self?

Take chances, make mistakes and have fun. Stop waiting for your "real life to start," this is it.

What gives you goosebumps?

Color...beautiful, amazing color!

When did you know you were an artist?

A better question is "When didn't I know?" My earliest memories revolve around making art. Art class was my safe, happy place.