As an artist and botanical enthusiast I have been influenced by both the natural world and the fantastical, especially the Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious, undeciphered manuscript dating to the 15th or 16th century. Using encaustic and mixed media I try to evoke the memory of a familiar and recognizable natural form while staying on the periphery of the identifiable. My botanical paintings are created using unconventional tools, blowtorches, air compressors and blades. There is rarely an actual brush stroke visible. The colored forms bloom on the encaustic surface and my job is to capture them in wax.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS
I am happy to announce some upcoming shows I will be participating in.
ARTS GUILD OF SONOMA
April 30th, 2021 through May 31st, 2021
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's May show "Art and Expression," will be opening on Thursday April 30th. I will have a new large piece featured. Come visit us and see some beautiful local art!
FALKIRK CULTURAL CENTER
June 4th through July 1st 2021
I have been invited to participate in the Falkirk Cultural Center's Summer Open Juried Show in San Rafael, CA. Two of my pieces will be featured. Come visit this beautiful historic mansion and see some exquisite, original art for sale!
SACRAMENTO FINE ARTS CENTER
June 1st, 2021 through June 27th, 2021
I will have three pieces in this juried exhibition!
Changing Perspective is an exhibit that challenges artists to try something new and/ or different. Viewers of this exhibit are challenged to think about how the art was created and what the artist is trying to convey. This interesting and thought provoking show is always a conversation starter. We recommend you bring a friend and take time to explore the depths of this exhibit.
MILL VALLEY FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
Sebtember 18th and 19th, 2021
Art, Nature, & Community
Once a year the community gathers under the redwood trees to celebrate art and the beauty that surrounds us.
Strolling through Old Mill Park among old growth redwoods we see art forms and visions we have never seen before. Our eyes and ears open to new art and ideas at every turn of the Festival - from the story tellers and puppeteers, to the main stage acts, to face painting, to the fine arts and crafts themselves.
Although the art comes from near and far, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival offers a warm, local, non-commercial experience and welcomes all ages and people.
I will have a juried artist's booth at this festival and look forward to spending a beautiful weekend in the Redwoods.
THE DE YOUNG OPEN EXHIBIT
0ctober 10, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021
I'm excited to announce that my work entitled Cordelia will be exhibited at the De Young Museum from 10/10/2020 through 1/3/2021.
18870 Robinson Rd
Sonoma, Sonoma County 95476