Wednesday, November 1, 2017


I am honored to be included, in the group of artists taking part in this show, for the month of November 2017.
Please make a point of coming out to see the extraordinary work that is on display . Gun violence is out of control. As an artist, I feel that my creative process,  helps to give me a voice in the war against the unrestrained use of guns in this country.

"For I dipped into the future,
far as the EYES could see,
saw a vision of the world
          and all the wonder that could be."    
                        - Alfred Lord Tennyson

The eyes of Guy Anthony Green, captivated me since I first received the photos from his mother for this project. I have always loved exploring faces, crows feet, laugh lines, scars......the asymmetry....the EYES and the stories they tell.

By painting with acrylics, drawing with charcoal and pencil, collaging with vintage papers, painted papers and then adding multiple layers of encaustic medium, I wanted to preserve the story of Guy and imagine what his future would have been.

Friday, April 14, 2017


Girl in the Red Dress
Acrylic, charcoal, collage, graphite, encaustic

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Follow left to right, all of the way down. Beginning to now. I nixed number two, as I thought it was too "pretty". I was happy with the center and then fussed with it. I feel like I ended up back where I started, "prettyish".
Back to the easel. 

Friday, February 17, 2017


"We Can Change"  Acrylic, Charcoal, Collaged with painted papers, Encaustic Medium   30"x30"

The process- bottom left to right and now (top)

On the wall in my studio

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017


"Don't Hide"
12"x24" cradled board- encaustic pigment sticks, encaustic medium, collaged vintage paper and fabric

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


"Hair Loss, Too?"
Collage, paint, graphite, vintage fabric, encaustic medium on Twin Rocker paper.  22"x30"

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Encaustic pigment sticks, encaustic medium on cradled board. In the studio.

Close up 

"Rise"   11"x 14"

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, May 19, 2016


These new friends of mine are being created from both digital paintings and drawings I have done while traveling with my iPad and then printing them out, tearing them up and then adding them to paintings and drawings I have done with acrylics, heavy gel medium, collage and charcoal. 

I am really having a blast with this new process!

Now, if I only could remember how to use this blog page, so I could freshen it up and change the header and side bar, etc. Time. it takes lots of time. Time I would rather spend painting and drawing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Finally have the time to work in my new studio. I always go back to painting and drawing.  Face it, it's my first love.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


While vacationing in the Riviera Maya of Mexico this past week, I used my Paper by 53 and Pencil by 53 apps for iPad, to exercise my creative self.  It's not "pure" as far as tools are concerned, but it is amazingly easy to take traveling and sketch, paint and write to your hearts content, without carrying a suitcase of art supplies.

Having been to Mexico a few times and loving the richness of the culture, I decided to create some goddesses of my own to honor the Mayan gods and goddesses and have a bit of fun with the idea.

Friday, January 17, 2014


Using a cradled canvas board,  plaster, joint compound, burlap, paint and wax.

Thinking a great deal about letters and artfully using them.

Using the skills I learned in San Miguel De Allende.

Playfully enjoying time with friends.  Welcome to 2014.

At some point I need to take another year to learn how to use this crazy blog again. Update, update, update.