Translucent: April 1 – 25 Apr. 15th, 2014

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Workshop with Teresa Apr. 6th, 2014

I am always amazed at the people that fine me online and end up doing a workshop with me.  Words cannot express the joy that comes to my life as I meet and greet in an email and then find myself spending 2-3 days with artist, their families, their animals, their art, and their inspiration. I ended up working out a workshop in Florida with Teresa Tuno.  She contacted me about encaustics and wanting to learn more about the process and after a few conversations and emails we had a beautiful trip planned to her home town of Panama City, Florida.

I arrived at her gorgeous home on the bay and met her children, husband, and adorable dogs and we went to work. We wrecked her studio with wax, ephemera, paint and photographs. This type of emotional and inspirational sharing is the most profound and uplifting experience. We shared personal ideas, goals, dreams and stories. I was amazed at the closeness I felt to Teresa after just a short visit. I loved her vision, her collections, her art and her spirit!

Thank you Teresa for an amazing weekend. Enjoy these photos of our workshop in encaustics and mixed media photography!!!!  Please visit Teresa Tuno at her website

My next group workshop will be in Victoria BC this July followed by another workshop here in Philadelphia in December.  Private sessions can be scheduled anytime in between!

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Rangefinder Feature Apr. 5th, 2014


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Exhibit at Susan Maasch Fine Art Apr. 5th, 2014


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Translucent – Susan Maasch Fine Art Mar. 15th, 2014

Translucent: my new body of encaustic photographs on display at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Maine.  Opens March 28th.  Be sure to check them out in person if you are in the area.


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2014 Workshop Schedule Mar. 14th, 2014

2014 Workshops

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Beautiful Books Mar. 8th, 2014

I have been making handmade books since I was a teenager.  It is the purest place for me to express myself and put my feelings into form.  I was inspired by an idea I had at a workshop in California with making a wax book… so after some experiments and help from Molly Gehring, who took bookmaking workshops in Italy, this is what I came up with.  Wax Books!

These are photographs of two different kinds of books.  One has just a few delicate pages while the second book is wrapped inside a canvas cover.  My materials are photo paper, thread, canvas and beeswax…

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January Workshop with Sara Mar. 7th, 2014

Sara Donaldson and her boyfriend/partner came to New York to shoot one of their clients in the snow and then they came to Philadelphia to take a workshop with me!  It was cold but the creativity kept us warm along with the wax.

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July 2014 Workshops at Luz Mar. 5th, 2014


Spend three days exploring new and innovative ways to make prints both in the darkroom and digitally with Leah Macdonald, using the ancient art of encaustic painting with both silver and inkjet prints. + More

ADVANCED ENCAUSTICS: Experiments in Paper & Scale - July 28-29, 2014
Explore working with new and innovative ways to make beautiful & sculptural encaustic works with photographer/artist Leah Macdonald

Contact LUZ for more info:
(250) 590-7557  |  HELLO@LUZSTUDIOS.COM

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Susan Maasch Fine Art Mar. 5th, 2014

A preview of the images I’ve been working on for my upcoming show at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Maine.  A few prints straight from the darkroom.  Check out the finished works here on the blog in a couple weeks. If you live near Portland Maine check out the show opening March 28th!

Images (top to bottom, left to right):  Thin Stem, Toy, Black Birds, Two Mannequins

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