I am excited to offer a new encaustic workshop next month. I often have people ask me how I create my encaustic image transfers. Well, in this workshop I will reveal the secret!
The whole process was wonderful, frustrating at times and a great challenge. I had to let a lot of planning and thinking go. The process became more of a meditation; I just created piece after piece without thinking too much about them.
I recently got back from a week long artist research residency in Quebec Canada. It was a great experience but not nearly long enough. I am making this into two posts since there is a lot to share.
In just a couple of days I am off to my biophilia residency in Quebec. I am really excited about it and can’t wait to learn, research and be inspired by all of the activities. I have decided to unplug for the week. Lately I have been feeling very overwhelmed by all of the information […]
Meet Amanda, she will be my new studio assistant for the summer. Amanda is an art and psychology double major at UCLA. I met her many years ago when her Mother interviewed me for Content Magazine. I am so excited about having some help in the studio. Amanda will be doing things like prepping panels, making […]
I just started on the Sanchez Art Center 50/50 project. Selected artists come up with a theme (mine is Bugs and botanicals, exploring natural history through encaustic) and create 50, 6×6 pieces of art in 50 days. It is quite a challenge that I am excited to take on. You can follow my progress on […]
The life of an artist can be kind of unpredictable. Even when you try and plan or outline your year you really never know what opportunities will pop up, what you will or will not get accepted or invited to. When you apply for exhibits, grants, residencies, etc. It can be several months before you […]
It’s been a while since I have offered an encaustic workshop. The last few months I have been concentrating on Open Studios and teaching an 8 week art course to teens at the Palo Alto Art Center. I thought this summer would be a great time to schedule a new Intro to Encaustic Workshop. If […]
Last weekend I participated in Silicon Valley Open Studios with a group of 12 other fantastic artists. It was a wonderful weekend despite the light showers Saturday morning and afternoon. Thankfully the rain didn’t keep people from coming out and enjoying the art. It was also a great weekend because 11 of my pieces found new happy […]
I spent the last 10 weeks teaching a wonderful teen workshop series at the Palo Alto Art Center. The program was titled Compose Yourself and gave students the opportunity to create a collection of visual and literary projects of their own design. They learned about methods in, dark room photography, papermaking, collage, drawing styles, encaustic, bookbinding, […]