Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In Richmond VA

There are so many things to love about Richmond Virginia! I remember my first visit there, arriving on the train to that beautiful downtown station with my mother and sister. There is a vibrant artist community, great university art program, an outstanding museum and great galleries.  If you are there or going, plan to visit Quirk Gallery on West Broad Street. There you will find a delightful collection of art, jewelry and gifts. These necklaces are headed that way.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Penland Fall Concentration

This piece Solitary, is encaustic, paper, oil, graphite, wire, and brads. 

I'm so happy to be teaching this fall in the Painting studio at Penland School of Crafts for the eight week concentration (September 21 through November 14).  The class Mixed Media with Encaustic will give students the opportunity to learn encaustic methods and compatible mixed media.  During the eight weeks, students will make works on paper and wood and explore a wide range of media usable with encaustic. Come enjoy Penland in the fall, we will have a blast!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I'll be busy today putting wires on these works - got them back from my friend and framer Teresa Cerda.  This series Visual Cues will be shown at Mica Gallery in Bakersville, NC from May through June.  Opening is scheduled for May 31st from 5-8 pm. 

Teresa Cerda

Below is one of Teresa's beautiful paintings.   

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Metal Collage

Back to the bench for some metal work.  I approach this work as metal collage, using old tin which I cut and join with cold connections.  Here are some necklaces - I concentrate simply on design in this whimsical work. I love playing with the graphic juxtapositions! Sometimes these works appear in my etsy shop (see shop link upper right), and I also have work in some NC and VA galleries.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tabula Rasa

The work pictured above is complete I believe, and I'm ready to move on.  I am still interested in exploring the concept of personal identity as it relates to visual cues, and my next work will be a diptych. 

Facing the tabula rasa.