Georgia has been my home for over 20 years and together with my husband we have raised 2 daughters, a son, and 3 dogs. I brought with me a Northerner’s love for snow days off school, an exposure to the big city and an internal compass of the lake is always east.
I graduated with a BA in Marketing from the University of Denver eons ago and brought from the West a laid-back attitude and love of the mountains and an afternoon rain storm. These things always creep into my artwork. In all my years, I have never been without the paint, the clay and the paper. I played with ceramics, sewing, beading and collaging all through school.
After visiting the art galleries in Carmel, CA I decided it was time to take painting more seriously. I then took the leap into oil and acrylic painting with a mentor for 3 years. About 8 years ago I discovered encaustic painting and I have found my medium. Using encaustic techniques allows me to express my life joys as mixed media abstracts, textured florals, and abstract landscapes.
I tend not to stick to one genre for long but my color palettes, my love of textures and affinity towards nature are a constant. Beeswax allows me to embed objects, collage papers, and paint all at once while playing with a blowtorch. It’s very addictive. I always return to telling stories of the people I love, experiences I’ve lived and the precious memories I want to preserve.
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