Current work and the journey along the way…
Encaustic: My career over the past 10 years has led me to the medium of encaustic. This medium has opened my eyes and cranked up the heat behind my artistic direction. I see beyond creating a new body of work, but further into the possibilities of how encaustic can change the world.
Acrylic Skyscapes and Trees: For me, teaching naturally pairs with painting. I’ve developed a series of acrylic classes emphasizing the limited color palette. This body of work has been generated specifically for these workshops.
Acrylic Animals: I am the first to admit that the inspiration behind this body of work was when we adopted chickens. Life became a little less-serious and I began to explore my more colorful side.
Gouache: Gouache was the launching point for me. By painting on weathered scrap lumber the portraits gain a unique “sculptural” quality. These paintings brought out the narrative in my work which is still rooted in my pieces today.