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
October 6th through November 1st 2021
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's October show will begin on Wednesday October 6th and run through November 1st. 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!
SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN ARTISTS
ARTIST'S CHOICE 2021
September 28th through October 29
Reception Saturday and Sunday 10/2-10/3 noon to 5pm.
Juror Alan Bamberger's selection of 50 works from over 300 submissions will present a prestigious, vibrant show. I am pleased to be included on the juror's list!
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.