Three years ago, when I discovered the encaustic wax medium, it changed my life. I know that sounds drastic, but I fell in love so quickly with this process of encaustic wax monotypes, that I pretty much stopped everything else. It has taken me a while to refine the process and adapt my own style of presentation. I'm sure this is an ongoing process. But at the end of my last solo exhibit (I have had 3 in the last 3 years) I had to take a moment and reflect on how far I have come since that first day.
This piece was recently invited into the permanent collection of the Encaustic Art Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
One of my favorite beaches in Thailand!
On the road, in India, with my watercolors...
I took down my first solo show of the year a couple weeks back. Pinon Real Estate in Salida, Colorado kindly invited me to be their featured artist for 3 months from Dec 2017 to Feb 2018. Here's the show, the whole show, and nothing but the show....take a peek!
From the show in Salida that ended last week. I'm taking a short break from working in the studio and on the road. Will be posting sketches of my travels through SE Asia shortly....
Despite a blizzard (that arrived just as I was to drive over Poncha Pass to get to the gallery) we had a lovely reception last weekend to celebrate the closing of my show in Salida. So it was small and sweet. To be honest I prefer small gatherings so you can actually talk to people, and I was grateful for the support of a few local artists who showed up. And there were a couple of sales, which sweetened the evening even more.