Waiting in the Wings

40"x40" mixed media encaustic. 


One of my greatest pleasures is walking quietly and taking in the seemingly endless bounty of beauty in nature. The abundance and variety of color, form, pattern, and texture never ceases to amaze me and I find small moments of beauty in the most mundane of situations.  I have a catalog of photographs from my travels of all manner of flora and fauna as well as the landscapes that speak to me.  I print out these photos and bring them into the studio where I then cut, collage, and transfer them into the wax to create an image or scene on a wood panel. Then begins the layering and embellishing process with encaustic, oil paint, pastels, ink, gold leaf, handmade papers, and found objects which can be embedded in the wax. 


The end result is a richly layered and wonderfully unique work of art. A painting that can hang in your home and bring you the same serenity and connection that I experienced during all the stages of its' creation.


Waiting in the Wings

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