I am a mixed media encaustic artist and photographer.
I have an extensive knowledge of drawing, acrylic painting, pastel
painting, printmaking, encaustic, collage, and mixed media two
and three-dimensional work. I delight in varied textures, shapes
and colors and pick up or photograph everything I find that inspires
me. All this natural and cultural detritus ultimately finds its
way into my art.
Although my art is characterized by color and composition,
these natural and cultural themes give my art a personal mooring.
I enjoy researching a topic, understanding all its nuances and
details, and then, producing a body of work based on that knowledge
that I can pass on to others viewing my work. In my art I start
with color, focus on composition and finish with unexpected details.
I double majored in Spanish and art at Millersville
University and, after graduating, became a Spanish teacher. Since
I retired from teaching in 2009, I have dedicated myself to continuing
my art education and creating art fulltime. My continuing art
development includes classes at the Museum of Modern Art in New
York and workshops from professional artists that I admire. I
have participated in 12 group shows and 4 solo shows in the Delaware
Valley and New York City.
I grew up in Lititz, Pa and have also lived in Valencia,
Spain, and Denver, Colorado. I now reside in Dresher, Pa. My paintings
are primarily mixed media encaustic, incorporating my photography
and with found papers and natural objects
Phone #: 215-830-0423
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