ABOUT

I have worked on 7th avenue starting as a fashion illustrator, women and children clothing designer, textile designer and finally as an art director and marketing executive for several global brands.

After leaving fashion, I moved my creative talents to retail and worked for a national luxury department store.

I now divide my time between a studio practice, running a small business and teaching other artists the ins and outs of marketing.

ABOUT

I have worked on 7th avenue starting as a fashion illustrator, women and children clothing designer, textile designer and finally as an art director and marketing executive for several global brands.

After leaving fashion, I moved my creative talents to retail and worked for a national luxury department store.

I now divide my time between a studio practice, running a small business and teaching other artists the ins and outs of marketing.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Working in the abstract, I discovered the ancient method of painting with encaustic wax and it is my exclusive medium of choice, but I still dabble in watercolor when the Florida heat just makes encaustic a bit to hot to work with.

The melting of the beeswax, the adding of pigment, the aroma that scents the studio while I work, the heating, re-heating of the media, the capacity to etch, scrape, collage, print and build up layers are only part of the appeal of this media.

While encaustic media has a basic set of rules, it is during the process that I find myself breaking the rules and creating a piece that I may not be able to reproduce.

I work in a series and tend to be influenced by social issues, the environment, childhood memories and my love of quilting.

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