I work mainly in the abstract with an emphasis on color exploration. My passion for color leads me to bold and vivid combinations with both smooth and textured surfaces. With each new painting, I start with an encaustic ‘sketch’ on paper; then, during the encaustic process, the brush and torch can take me places I never intended to go but I am rarely disappointed. Learn More»


Encaustic is a Greek work meaning "to heat or burn in" (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap).
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Encaustic Art Institute Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery
Taos, New Mexico
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