Surfacing - Encaustic on Mineral Paper

Artist Statement

My encaustic practice is inspired by microscopic images, observations of natural environments and astrophotography. Natural materials strongly influence my process; I work primarily with ground pigments and tree resin suspended in heated beeswax and applied to paper, wood and stone. Abstracting familiar images and exploring scale provide a foundation for my work.

Bio

I paint on paper, wood, and stone with encaustic wax and ink. As an artist trained in oil, ink, monotype and encaustic painting, my work combines ground pigments with beeswax and resin on wood, washi paper, and stone surfaces. Art education includes the Atelier Program in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Cleveland Institute of Art, San Francisco State University and the Art Students League of New York. In addition, I hold a BA in Philosophy (summa cum laude) with honors from John Carroll University. My inspiration is drawn from years of travel and exploration in natural environments from the Arctic to the Great Barrier Reef. My work is in the permanent collections of several museums including: the New York Hall of Science Museum, the Hosby Konsthall Print Museum (Sweden), and the Museum of Encaustic Art (Santa Fe, NM). 

Recent Exhibitions (2018-20)

2020

2020 Visions 2020, Member's Group Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY

2020 Great Bay Art Show, Juried Group Show, Greenland, NH   delayed

2020 Surfacing, Solo show, Atlantic Gallery, NY   delayed

2020 Large Works, Group Show, Lane House Arts Center, Hampton, NH   delayed

2020 Future Perfect, Member's Online Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY April

2019

2019 International Print Show Juried Group Show, Husby Konstall, Sweden  

2019 Encaustic Entanglements, Solo Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY   

2019 Traces, Solo Show, SAA Gallery,  NH    

2019 Journey, 3 woman show, David Campbell Gallery, Concord, NH 

2019 Lands We Love, 3-woman invitational, Western Australia   

2019 Art Basel: Aqua Pavilion,  Alessandro Berni Gallery (Sponsor), Miami, FL  

2019 Passages, Juried Group Theme Show (Best in Show) SAA Gallery, NH 

2019 Conversations in Color, 2-woman monotype show, Exeter, NH 

2018 

2018 Beginnings, Juried Group Show, Kat Payge Gallery, Denver, CO

2018 Global Warming, Juried Group Show, Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2018 OCEAN Exhibition, ASI:Art & Scence, Juried Group Show, NY Hall of Science, NY, 

2018 Small Treasures, Juried Group Show, Inverness Ctr for Arts, Nova Scotia, CN

2018 Horizons, Solo Show, Art Up Front Street Gallery, NH

2018 Hopeful Darkness, IEA Juried Show, Atlantic Gallery, NY

Affiliations

Monotype Guild of New England    

Independent Artists of America

International Encaustic Association    

Seacoast Artists Association

Exhibiting Galleries

Atlantic Gallery  New York, NY   

 www.atlanticgallery.org

SAA Gallery      Exeter, NH   

 www.seacoastartists.org

Lane House Art Center  Hampton, NH  

 www.lanehousearts.com

Alessandro Berni Gallery  New York/ Perugia, Italy  

www.alessandrobernigallery.com