WHAT IS ENCAUSTIC PAINTING?

I work in encaustics-a dimensional, sculptural art form. The process of blending pigment into molten beeswax, then fusing it onto wooden panels creates sensual depth & texture. I embed found objects into my pieces-petals, branches, scraps of thread or ribbon, occasionally on old sketch. I love the idea of incorporating my everyday world into a beautiful sealed fusion of depth & luminosity. I also love to switch from figurative work to scenes from nature-I find the line & form so interchangeable and enjoy the interplay of incorporating a similar feel to completely different subject matter. I feel it keeps my work fresh, as I'm constantly learning. The finished pieces almost glow because of the layers of refracted light. They smell wonderful, & tend to draw the viewer in to discover more. It's difficult for me to envision my work as separate from myself. It is an extension of who I am. The process enlivens me, the results calm & mystify me. Being able to share this w/ others is a gift I often find disconcerting-an uneven balance between the joy of finding someone who wants to share their space w/ my creations, & a selfish desire to keep them to myself.

GESTURES | ENCAUSTICS

dance at dawn

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed $375.00

petals

6" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

spring in her step

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

hip

6" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

paperdolls

12" x 4" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketch 21

24" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketch 22

24" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sara with her fan

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketchbook 20

9" x 3" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

survivor

36" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

pom pom

12" x 4" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed $325.00

modesty

24" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

avocado

9" x 3" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketchbook 5

24" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

on pointe

12" x 4" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketchbook 11

9" x 3" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketchbook 10

9" x 3" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketchbook 9

9" x 3" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketchbook 8

12" x 4" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sketchbook 7

9" x 3" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

red line

6" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

back to movement

24" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

rose

6" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sitting in slippers

6" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

stretch

24" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

test the waters

24" x 12"x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

pin up

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

whimsy

22" x 10" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

gesture 1

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

pensive ll

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

pressure point

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

lemon cha cha

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

on stage

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

gesture 2

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

bath

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

coy

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

showtime

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

gesture 8

24" x 12"x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

cheek to cheek

Diptytch-(2) 24" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panels, framed Private collection

viola

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

back to blue

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

morning glory

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

dancer grey

24" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection