I attended the Life Enrichment Centers yearly Art Retreat. Next year will be my 10th year. I enjoy coming to this retreat because it’s a great opportunity to mingle with other local artists. The facilities are wonderful, we even have a local massage therapist who comes and gives us great massages while we create art. I couldn’t ask for a better atmosphere to retreat from the busyness of daily life to create art.
While on a road trip with my daughter, we stopped off in New Orleans. There was a lot of really cool art and music in the city. The culture there is very alive and vibrant. I enjoyed walking around with my camera photographing different buildings in the Bywater, Coffee shops in the French Quarter and Tombstones in the Garden District’s cemeteries.
I find photography just as powerful of an artistic expression as I do my Encaustics. Some of my inspiration for new Encaustics pieces come from my photography work. Here are a few images I took during that time in New Orleans.
I’ve been working on this new Encaustic piece titled Redolence for The Encaustic Art Institute . My process for this piece was similar to others I have worked on. I started with a sketch of a face in charcoal and blew it up to fit the canvas. After adding many layers of wax onto the canvas, I transferred my charcoal design on top of the last layer of wax and then added more wax and poured shellac onto the piece for final touches.
Redolence" just took a first place ribbon at the Mt. Dora Art League show.
If you’re interested in checking the piece out in person, it will be in the permanent collection at The Encaustic Art Institute located in Santa Fe, NM. They will be putting on a wonderful exhibit running from July 13th - Sept 8th 2019 featuring 200 artists from 50 states. If you are interested in Encaustic this is definitely not a show to be missed.
I am very excited to announce that I will be featured in the June issue of Encaustic Arts Magazine. I will be doing a step by step tutorial on 3D Encaustic Sculptures and more. Stay tuned for more info!
The Encaustic piece that I painted, was donated to the LSSC Scholarship fund for the Arts in my name. This piece was auctioned off, and raised $300 for LSSC students.
Mt. Dora Center for the Arts held a photography exhibition in which local photographers could enter their pieces for consideration. Most people don't know that in conjunction with Encaustics I also work in other mediums like photography.
I'm very pleased to announce that my photography piece titled " Red Vine" took a first place ribbon.
If you're interested in purchasing this piece it's for sale for a limited time only $275.00. Contact me for further details.
I'm very happy to announce that the Daily Commercial wrote up a very nice story about my jewelry making and how I've overcome injuries to continue doing what I love; my art.
Please check out the story here:
My Holocaust piece titled "Never Again" won the Judges Distinction Award at the gallery show
"art = antidote to hate". This show was located at the ArtServe Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It's a beautiful space to both display and check out art. I reccomend you take a trip down there if you are in the area.