cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

the drawing salon

I’ve blogged in the past about working collaboratively with Claire Thorson.  We’ve done many drawings together as well as some paintings, working from the model. We’re very excited to be showing two of our collaborative drawings at an upcoming show...

sleight of hand

I’ve grown rather fond of this suite of ten small encaustic pieces that I’ve just completed. Each is 6″x6″, encaustic on panel.  I delivered them today to this show: Sleight of Hand Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery January 16 – February...

in memory

In the wake of the Newtown school shootings last Friday, I was at a loss for ideas as I walked into my studio Monday morning.  I have a child, and the sheer horror of what happened is unfathomable, unbearable, unimaginable. I’ve long considered using children as...

herons

I live and work in Santa Cruz, California, on the northern tip of the Monterey Bay, and over the summer I was invited to participate in an upcoming show about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Thinking back to a previous heron piece I had done, I focused on...

wax

This weekend is the last chance to see the spectacular encaustic show at the Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery. This show, curated by Wendy Aiken and Daniella Woolf, is certainly a must-see. Hanging right there on the front wall is a piece by yours truly. This piece,...

in case you missed it

A bit late, but here are some photos from my open studios in October, in case you were unable to attend. These are my two favorite walls, showing paintings on one and encaustic and sculpture on another.  The chair on the wall is titled “Have a...