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
June 30nd through August 2nd
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's July show will be opening on Wednesday June 30th. I will have three new pieces on exhibit. Come visit us and see some beautiful local art!
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 10th from 5pm to 7pm.
Hope to see you there!
SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN ARTISTS
All Bay Area Artists Juried Exhibition
June 29 – July 30
Juror: Andra Norris, Owner, Andra Norris Gallery
I am happy to have been juried into this beautiful exhibition!
Opening reception on Saturday, July 10th from 1pm to 3pm!
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.