Remembering Summer Jan. 27th, 2015


Tri-X film scan
I love black and white… and my amazing model Alexis Demech.

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John + Nica Jan. 23rd, 2015

John Nelson and Nica Wolf are two amazing artists that shared my space and created art during our December workshop.  These are some photos of the day… and their awesome altered surface pieces.


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Hahnemuhle Sponsors Workshops Jan. 23rd, 2015


Artists’ Images Above: Ned Weant, Charlie Juliet, Katie Slater, Leah Macdonald

I am proud to announce that my Mixed Media Encaustic and Altered Surface Workshops are now officially sponsored by Hahnemuhle! One of my favorite fine art paper companies is embracing alternative process!

I’ve been a long time lover of these fine art photo rag papers for both my fine art and hand-made Bliss Book albums.The 188 gsm and 308 gsm papers are perfect for my encaustics and I’ve recently started experimenting with their rice paper and heavy weight William Turner paper in my workshops.

It is a dream come true to join forces with such an amazing company and to continue to share my art with the world. Special thanks to Carol Boss and the rest of the Hahnemuhle team… and of course, all of my wonderful students!

“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”

-Criss Jami, Salome: In Every Inch In Every Mile


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Simple & Beautiful Jan. 22nd, 2015

I am so excited about this amazing Swan book we are making for Erin Kate.
One image per page with just a few blank vellum overlays… so simple and beautiful!

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Workshop Bliss Jan. 10th, 2015

Photos of my last December workshop with Michael PannierWilliam EarleMelissa Hayes, and Katie Slater.  My students are so inspiring.  Be sure to check out each of their websites (linked above).

My 2015 Workshop Schedule is posted!  Check it out here.




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Happy New Year! Jan. 7th, 2015

Lots of encaustic painting has been happening here at my studio in December with 4 different workshop sessions. Keep an eye out for photos of all the amazing art made here.  I love having amazing artists working in my studio.  Wishing you all Peace and Love and Creativity for this upcoming year!  Here’s a look at some pieces I’ve been working on…


(Top to bottom: Unlocking Whimsy, White Wing, Stripes)

These 3 pieces are 20 x 24 on 2-inch panels made by my Dad.  They are mostly bleached beeswax with a little encaustic bar color and scraping. They will be in Woodstock with Bernard and Judi Gerson at Galerie BMG until the spring then they will be here in Philadelphia at Gush Gallery.

I’ve got lots of great events coming up.  I will be teaching at the Main Line Art Center in February, Joshua Tree in March and Main Line Art Center in May and June and then back to Victoria at Luz Studios in August.

Watch my calendar for upcoming workshops… private sessions are always available, too!

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Happy Holidays! Dec. 23rd, 2014


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NY Times Dec. 15th, 2014

I was thrilled to find out I was in the NY Times in November for my exhibition at Galerie BMG.


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Repose Dec. 9th, 2014

Thanks to Ashley Proctor and Lila at Sweetheart Gallery for the inspiration for this piece…
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

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Patti Chronert Nov. 21st, 2014

I had the most amazing 2-day workshop with Patti! She came to Philadelphia from Sonoma County California from Marin, before the real cold hit us here this November. She was so lovely, healthy, and interesting.

The 2 days went so fast and we enjoyed good healthy food and lots of conversation about photography, digital processing and encaustic mixed media painting.

I love Patti’s style! She is in the moment and photographs people on the street watching and waiting for the decisive moments in life to capture amazing images filled with movement and color.

Thank you Patti for making the trip!  Enjoy her artwork.  She made both wax on paper pieces and wax on wood pieces, one is brushed on process and one a straight pour of the beeswax!

Be sure to check out her Flicker site, too!


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