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
January 5th through January 31st 2022
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's January show will begin on Wednesday, January 5th and run through January 31st 2022. I will have three new pieces on exhibit. Come visit us and see some beautiful local art!
Hope to see you there and don't forget your masks!
CORTE MADERA DIRECTOR'S EXHIBITION OF MIXED MEDIA
December 4th through 16th 2021
I was invited to participate in this mixed media exhibition at the Corte Madera Community Center.
Opening reception: Saturday, December 4th from 5-7pm
Closing reception: Thursday, December 16th from 5-7pm.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Wed, 10am to 4pm (Closed Tuesday, Dec 14th)
Thursday: 10am to Noon and 2-4pm
498 Tamalpias Drive
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.
The exhibition is currently available for viewing on the De Young Museum website.