I strive to make art that expresses a sense of evolution and the beauty of imperfection within a contemporary framework. Whether it is encaustic, graphite drawings or jewelry, I am enthralled with the balance of refinement and rawness, precision and wild abandonment, and the emotional tonalities the combinations evoke. I am interested in capturing the look of things fading or decaying and returning to their essence. Colors are soft, earthy, expressing a quiet beauty. Like us, subtle changes take place with interaction and time settles comfortably on and below the surface. The patina we all have is much more beautiful than the new and unforgiving.
I love the physicality of encaustic. The deep, rich aroma of beeswax, the earthiness with its sweet undercurrents soothes your sense of smell. Carving, etching, and mark-making, building up layers, pushing pigment into the wax, polishing . . . it asks you to be more wholly involved and the resulting luminosity and its smooth, sensuous finish begs to be caressed.
From the corner of Foothills/Diagonal Hwy and Pearl Street, go east on Pearl to 49th, turn right going north one block until it dead ends at "Old" Pearl Street. Turn right going east and I am located in the third warehouse building on the right next to the Golf store. My studio faces west.