My art education includes a degree from the Pasadena/Seattle School of Interior Design as well as a multitude of classes, workshops and private instruction in all painting mediums, pottery and weaving. Over the last 8 years I have honed my knowledge and skill of wax painting with the help of several of the most accomplished wax painters in the West. My passion for both encaustic (hot wax) and more recently cold wax & oil painting increases with each painting and I have completed several bodies of work in each of these mediums. 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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