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.
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.
ARTS GUILD OF SONOMA
February 3rd, 2021 through March 28th, 2021
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's Valentine show will be opening on Wednesday, February 3rd! I will have three art pieces featured. Come visit us and see some beautiful local art!
SAVOS VALENTINE'S ONLINE SHOW AND SALE
January - February 2021
The Sebastopol Center for the Arts will be hosting a Pop-up Valentine's Online Gallery and sale thru the end of February! The perfect time to buy some original art.
SEBASTOPOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
January 9th, 2021 through February 14th, 2021
In this international juried exhibition we were asked to share our vision on the magnificent and inspired beauty of Mother Earth. Due to COVID restrictions, this will be an online only exhibition. My piece titled Julia will be featured.
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.
SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS
September 18th-19th and 25th- 26th, 2021
Welcome to Sonoma County Art Trails, the oldest juried open studio tour in the country. We are celebrating our 36th year in beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country.
Our 140 juried professional artists invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios, and COLLECT beautiful art.
Since 1985, the Art Trails self-guided tour gives visitors fabulous opportunities to learn first-hand from the artists what inspires their art, how it is made and where it is made. So mark your calendars, bring your family and friends and bask in the enjoyment of Art Trails!
18870 Robinson Rd
Sonoma, Sonoma County 95476