Back in the Studio

February 7, 2017

After spending 4 months painting only walls in my home in preparation for selling it, I am now back in the studio and having fun!

This piece was created in 4 separate layers. The inspiration was looking down at a pond in the early morning mist.


Thur Thru the Mist

Encaustic on cradled panel 18″x 18″

Winding Down

November 30, 2016


Since June, I have been very busy preparing my house to sell. I first needed to get my adult children to find their own places. Then painting walls and going through 30 years of accumulation, and realizing the stuff I had acquired, I will probably never use. I did allow myself 1 box of “cool”  things that could be applied to an instillation piece…if I ever do one!

Last week I finished a commissioned piece in encaustics. I am really pleased with the results, and so is the client.

Old Court House Gallery

June 17, 2016

6. vessel96Tomorrow June 18th 6:30 to 9:00 pm.  is the opening of the new show at the  Old Court House Gallery 101 N. Johnson Street, Woodstock IL. My encaustic pieces will be on display. The body of work that will be shown are drawn from my life experiences and tell a story.

Hope You can make it.

Old Courthouse Gallery

May 27, 2016

Today I will delivering art to the Old Courthouse Gallery in Woodstock, IL , I have fond memories of this gallery, it is where I took my first workshop with Rodger Bechtold, and the first gallery to  exhibited my art.  My then 8 year old daughter and I also exhibited in several Woman’s Work shows.

I will be showing my encaustic series that tell a story. Encaustic Painting is a process of mixing wax with pigment and then fusing them together with a heat source.


The Old Court House Gallery, 101 Johnson St Woodstock IL …Hours : Thursday -Saturday 11 to 5,  and Sunday 1-5

Art Fair This Weekend

April 19, 2016

I have been traveling a lot, and when I do I paint! I like to used 22″x 28″  prepared sheets  of  150 lb paper. It’s light weight, especially when I  tape it to a sheet of foam core. When I fly I order then paper have it shipped directly to where I’m going, and  ship them back to me when I head for home. I now have in inventory 38 paintings.

Now how do I sell them!   I will be participating in an indoor art fair this weekend.

I will be at the 47th Annual Art fair at the North Shore Unitarian Church 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield Illinois.

Saturday April 23 10am -6pm and Sunday April 24th 11am-5pm. Hope you can stop by, and let me know you saw my blog!

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