Encaustic Photo 3

We went to North Carolina to visit my parents recently. My mom and I wound up at an art show in Asheville. While most things I have seen before, there were some items that really made me think about what I am doing. One of the exhibitors that caught my eye were Ed and Kate…

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GeoStorm: Sometimes You Have to Step Back


I was attempting to make a painting for my mother. She has a beachy kind of room and a gorgeous bathroom with greens. This painting was the start of my attempt at that, but it failed miserably. So it sat… for years! Since I sold a piece the other day I am revisiting my studio,…

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A Little Faith and Exploration

What comes first, the ism or the artwork? Well, actually the ism. Those come in moments and not when I am creating art but more from a deeper emotional response to a situation. Art comes from that space too, but in a different way. I like to think of an ism to inspire me for…

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The Wok and Making of the Wax Medium

If there is one thing I have learned about encaustics it’s that there are too many variables¬†for one person to say “this is how you do it”. Between tools, substrate, materials, technique, mixed media objects, studio setup and more… this kind of art was meant to be a “here’s how I do it, now go…

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A Long Road to Encaustic

Encaustic: Paralysis

Several years ago I began collecting my thoughts through my “isms”. It has taken me quite some time to find a medium that I just love to work in. In January 2014 I took a workshop on Encaustics and instantly fell in love with it. I have been working to build up my skills and…

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