My work is focused on Florida’s natural environment and animals: the struggling riches of my state, the challenges they have faced in the past, and those of the present. I am influenced by the writings of early Floridians who wrote about the Florida glades and its animals, the present-day actions performed by local organizations, state parks, and preserves, as well as the beauty that still exists. I daydream about this saturated land as it once was, the flocks of hundreds of birds, the plethora of alligators, panthers, deers, and smaller animals that once lived a balanced coexistence. Working with encaustics stimulates the narrative between photography and painting. By combining wax in its molten state with my photographs, layer by layer, mark by mark, I build the encaustic painting, and the visual story of an inspired dreamlike world evolves.
I have a selection of work for purchase and I accept commissions. Keep an eye out below for my encaustic workshops given here in Miami, FL.
January 15 - February 20
Tuesdays 10:00 am -11:45 am
Encaustics is a mixed media technique that involves using a melted beeswax medium applied to a wooden surface and then other materials such as paint, ground pigments and photographs are incorporated upon and within the wax.
In this six-week course taught the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Miami, participants will build up their own encaustic paintings as they learn and work with a different technique. Each week, students will have a hands-on introduction to a different method used to create an encaustic artwork: creating and building up smooth translucent layers of wax, fusing, creating texture, application of paints, oil pastels, pigments, and embedding a photo within the painted waxed surface. No painting experience is needed for this process. Students will have completed one photo encaustic artwork at the end of the course.
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For more info call: 305-284-6554
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 and 21, 2023 | 10:00 am -3:00 pm each day
This workshop will teach you how to create a photo encaustic artwork by using the photo transfer process and encaustic painting techniques. Encaustics is a mixed media technique that involves using a melted beeswax medium which is applied to a wooden surface and then other materials such as paint, ground pigments and oil pastels are incorporated upon and within the wax.
In this two-day workshop, participants will have a hands-on introduction to the techniques of creating and building up smooth translucent layers of wax, fusing, creating texture, application of paints, oil pastels, and pigments, and the photo transfer process upon the painted waxed surface.
This workshop is open to novice and experienced artists, as well as those who just want to try something different with their photos. No painting experience is needed for this process. Participants will take home 2 encaustic pieces that they have created from their own photographs. $40 materials fee
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