Thursday, January 30, 2014

DIY: Colander Pendant Light

A colander isn't only good for straining and washing food. It also works as an excellent light shade. Working with a shiny, steel colander bought at the thrift store, I turned it into a industrial chic pendant light for our kitchen. It was really easy, and here, I'll show you how I did it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Naming of Slide Hill

My paintings are a way to preserve memories. Special moments are etched into my brain, pictures help me remember it and then the paintings are a way to suspend time. Most of my moments are spent outside hiking around with my dog, Cooper, who is the most amazing creature ever. Last winter, we were out hiking and he started sliding, a skill he is very good at, and I was able to capture it on video. This winter I finally got around to capturing that day in a painting called Slide Hill. While I didn't place Cooper in the painting, I know he's there sliding down that slope. The actual name of the spot is technically Lone Hill, but I think I might rename it indefinitely.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Featured Artist in Victoria Magazine

Victoria Magazine featured me in their latest issue (Jan/Feb 2014) in a spectacular article about my artwork and my studio. Last spring an editor and photographer from the southern living, women's magazine braved the snow and the snowmobile ride to come check out my alpine studio. Thank you to Victoria Magazine for the great spread, lovely writing and fantastic photography. You can see a pdf of the article here or go pick up your own copy!

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Representation at Vickers Collection in Aspen and Vail

Right before Christmas, Matt and I hightailed it to Aspen to drop off a new collection of paintings to the Vickers Collection. Run by Matt Vickers, the Vickers Collection is now my third gallery with stores in both Aspen and in Vail. I am thrilled to be a part of the Vickers' new family and so excited to have an "excuse" to hang out in the Aspen area more often. Located right in downtown, historic Aspen, this lovely contemporary gallery has a really great collection of artists and a prime location.  Although it was a quick trip to drop off paintings and meet everyone at Vickers Collection, we had an amazing time.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Forest Starter Impossible Bottle Available For Sale Online

Forest Starter, my submission for the Message in a Bottle show at SCOPE in Miami, is now for sale online. The impossible bottle is filled with three real pinecones and can be yours for $400. Purchases of my bottle or any of the other bottles from the Art Basel show can be made via email by contacting Quattlebaum Foretich Gallery at View the complete price list of remaining bottles over at Art Nerd. More pictures after the jump!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Urgent Architecture Named a Top 10 Book of 2014 by Planetizen

This year's Planetizen's Top 10 Book list came out and I am proud that my book, Urgent Architecture was included in the selection of best urban planning, design and development books. Thanks so much to Planetizen for checking out my book and recommending it!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Message in a Bottle at SCOPE Art Fair

I am thrilled to be included in a new exhibition in Miami at the SCOPE art fair this week. The exhibition was curated by Lori Zimmer of Art Nerd and sponsored by Quattlebaum Foretich Gallery. The project features over 50 artists who delivered a work whose only stipulation was that it come in a glass bottle. It's a little outside the boundaries of my normal encaustic work, but still is within the same vein that I draw inspiration from - nature. Knowing that the piece was headed to the beach, I wanted to send a bit of the forest, so I bottled up three pinecones and hope that whoever takes it home will appreciate the forest from which it comes.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Yonder Exhibition at Gallery MAR

'Transition' 36 x 54 in; November 2013
Today my new exhibition, 'Yonder' opens at Gallery MAR here in Park City. The landscape exhibition features myself along with Andrzej Skorut and Warren Neary. I am grateful to be included with such wonderful landscape artists and to be able to share my vision of the world with you all. I've been working hard these last few months on a lot of paintings, 18 in total for this show and I'm proud of the growth I've achieved and this transition into a more full-time artistic career. While the title of the show is 'Yonder', I focussed my works around the theme of 'Transition', for which this painting above is titled.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gallery MAR Visits My Studio

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of a visit from the smart and beautiful ladies at Gallery MAR who do such an amazing job representing me. Winter seems to be starting a bit early, so there was about seven inches of snow to contend with to get up to the studio, but it gave them a good idea about what life is like up here and how incredibly beautiful it is. After showing them our little cabin, we dived into the studio and I explained my process so they'll all be well versed for my upcoming 'Yonder' show at the end of November.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 Encaustic Art Institute National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition

I am proud to announce one of my paintings has been accepted into the 2013 Encaustic Art Institute National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition. My work is one among 49 amazing encaustic and wax works. I am honored to be included in this excellent group of encaustic artists. The show will open October 5th at the EAI in Cerrillos, New Mexico and some of the artists will be on hand for the opening. I wish I could be there, so if you go please tell me what you thought of the show!