Encaustic Artist — Wilsonville, Oregon
I was born in Pennsylvania and became a nurse. I married a Naval Officer and we have lived in many states as well as the Far East and Spain. The past several years we spent in SaddleBrooke, Arizona and recently moved to Charbonneau.
I previously was a potter and tile artist. When I first discovered encaustic, the mix of wax and fire, it really captivated me. I enjoy every part of the process and creating lets me bring the pas t into the present and explore fragments from my travels and history. Encaustic allows me to create a broad range of surface effects which can be luminous and translucent or opaque and hrightly colored.
In the last year, I have had success showing my work at the Charbonneau Arts Festival (non-juried) and the Benefit Art show for CraneAge (juried).
When I was a potter and tile artist I created designs for Pratt and Larson in their early years. I created a large tile mural floor application in Vancouver, Washington, and it has retained its beauty to this date.
Recently I was accepted in a nationwide Encaustic exhibition through the Museum of Encaustic Art. The theme was Global Warming and I was one of the 30 artists juried for this Show and it is on-line at the Encaustic Museum in Santa Fe.