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.

NUDES | ENCAUSTICS

pause

36" x 12" encaustic and mixed media private collection

survivor

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

primary ll

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

bittersweet

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

lasso

36" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic with embedded embroidery thread, string and Queen Anne's lace on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

sunny

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic with embedded Queen Anne's lace on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

chiffon

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

erica in the grass

36" x 24" x 1.5" encaustic with embedded twigs and grasses on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

heather twists

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

twisted eve ll

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

lean

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

leave it

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

bath 2

30" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed

after the bath

30" x 14" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

erica again and again

30" x 24" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed $1,400.00

so she said

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

comfort

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

done

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

dreamgirl

24" x 36" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed $2,100.00

good book

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

nap

12" x 18" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

swimming in april

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

well kissed

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

eve in blush

16" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic with embedded Queen Anne's lace on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

wood nymph

12" x 6" x 1.5" encaustic with embedded threads and dried flowers on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

eve

12" x 6" x 1" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

dancer stretching

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

serenity

12" x 10" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel Private Collection

twist lll

20" x 20" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

peep show

16" x 16" x 1" encaustic on wooden panel Private Collection

towards the window

16" x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel Private Collection