Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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
|'Transition' 36 x 54 in; November 2013|
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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
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!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
I am thrilled to announce that I have new representation at Diane West Art in Durango, CO! During our road trip in July, we hung out in Durango for a few days to bike and hike. We stopped into an amazing little gallery in historic Durango right on Main Street and I just fell in love with the space and the art. And now I'm showing my art there! Thank you so much to Diane West for taking an interest in my work and bringing me into her gallery. If you're in southwestern Colorado, be sure to stop by and check it out!
Friday, August 30, 2013
A glimpse into my process. Applying a layer of wax, scraping, and torching it took about 30 minutes. This was layer 3 of what will eventually be 6 layers total. After I put on the initial wax layer, I smooth it with a torch, apply more wax, scrape it flat and then torch it again. It's one of my first tries at producing a time lapse video, sorry there's no music, but it's still funny to watch.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
All is right in my world - and this photo is just one such example. For the last week, I had this vision in my head of a painting I wanted to make happen. I convinced my husband to go up to the pass with me to try and photograph the shot. Frankly, I was blown away by how spectacular it really was. Now to just be able to recreate it in my next painting. All I think about is painting lately and it's a lovely place to be.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Since April I have felt a disturbance in the force, or at least something not quite at ease within my own body. My book was out in the world and I had an amazing art show at Gallery Mar here in Park City. It was all perfect, and yet it wasn't. My hard work for the last two years had culminated and afterwards, I was left questioning what I was supposed to do now. Well meaning folks asked "What's next?" while my amazing husband suggested I just enjoy it and go with the flow. Call it Limbo, but I was floundering there for awhile, unsure of what my next move was and growing impatient with myself.
Monday, May 20, 2013
If you're in the Philadelphia area, please join me this Thursday, May 23rd at the Academy of Natural Sciences where I'll be giving a lecture! I will be discussing housing options in the context of natural disasters, climate change and how we can prepare our housing stock for upcoming challenges. With me, will be Jonah Reynolds, who is a world-renowned Earthship builder and educator and who will also be speaking. The free event is open to the public and there will even be drinks and snacks! Please RSVP here!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
There's still 4 feet of snow in my yard. We won't be driving home for at least another month and the aspens aren't even close to blooming. It may still be winter here, but it's spring everywhere else, and I have a strong desire to be planting, tending and working in the yard. Since that isn't possible, I filled that urge with some small indoor plantings. I have a small obsession with terrariums and while I don't have a particularly green thumb, I certainly wish I did. Maybe if I keep practicing, I'll develop a green thumb.