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.

SCENES FROM LIFE | ENCAUSTICS

Smoke and Mirrors

24" x 18" encaustic private collection

Melancholy Baby

24" x 28" encaustic on wooden panel Private Collection

sara jessica

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

moondance

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

beloved

36" x 30" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed $3,800.00

please please

21" x 15" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

anywhere else

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

after midnight

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

haunted

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

good girls bad

21" x 21" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed $1,300.00

something borrowed

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

catherine

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

gypsy study

7" x 5" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

gypsy study ll

7" x 5" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

lipstick

21" x 21" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

martinis and marble

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

island girl

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

a night to remember

21" x 21" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private collection

one more?

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

ode to Liepke

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

reconsidered

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

blue

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

miss tiffany

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

almost

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

glamour

21" x 17" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

seriously

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

a good day

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

anywhere else

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

in the park at twilight

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

sara in the garden

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

snow white ll

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

worth the wait

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

party hat

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

indifferent

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

mirror mirror

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

ode to toulouse (revisited)

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

cabana

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

snow white

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

in her eyes

21" x 21" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel, framed Private Collection

wedding day

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

a good day II

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

lady in red

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

maybe jane

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

last call

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

one step back

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

girlfriends

16" x 20" x 1.5" encaustic on wooden panel Private Collection

young love old soul

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

bad bride

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

bad tips

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

sunday brunch

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

girlfriends ll

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

going to brighton beach

21" x 19" x 1" encaustic on wooden panel $900.00

Art was a means of communicating without speaking when I was young and painfully shy. Figurative elements have always found their way into my work, regardless of subject matter. I want the viewer to see how the lines and energy I use relate to humanity. How we are all connected through life’s cycle. 

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