2012 Teaching Schedule found @ www.encausticworkshop.com !!
I'll be teaching a 5-day workshop at Esalen in Big Sur May 6-11
I'll be at Castle Hill, Center for the Arts June 4-5, Cape Cod, MA
I'll be at Kala Art Institute for a 2-day Intermediate June 16-17, Berkeley, CA
Come join the waxy fun!
email me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Encaustic Workshops in Australia September & October 2011
I will be teaching workshops in Australia-
Sydney: September 10 & 11
Melbourne: October 16 & 16 -and- October 22-26
In addition to the workshops, I'll be doing demonstrations in a few art stores too, covering the basics of encaustics.
Come and join me for the waxy fun!
Two Encaustic & Paper Workshops this August!
I had the great pleasure of teaching 2 workshops while there-
both focused on creating hand-made books from our encaustic works on paper projects...
Wonderful artists and lots of fun!
2nd Annual Altered Book Show & Auction, Marin MOCA April 16th 2011
Here is my first book for the show-includes text from The Odyssey.
Teaching a 2-day Intermediate Encaustic workshop
I was such a pleasure to work with wonderful and enthusiastic students- they inspired me so much!
We covered advanced fusing, reviewed color mixing, working large scale, talked about the process of medium making & ratio considerations as well as paint making...and so much more!
The Opening Reception for the 6th Annual Encaustic Invitational
On Sunday I taught an Encasutic & Fiber workshop- wonderful follks to work with! -- loved the creative vibe of everyone. We had lots of fun getting waxy with silk, muslin, paper...
Thrilled to be a part of Harmony
I am so honored to have been a part of the development team, with Anne Smidt & Rodney Thompson.
Here is a link to an article I wrote about the development of this project:
Winter Road Trip...meeting up with waxy friends
My first destination was Palm Springs. The desert is a lovely and calming place, the mountains had recently been snowed on and we were able to take the tram from the sunny warm valley up to the mountain top and hike/play in 5ft of snow! Other hikes took us through valleys and vistas, and we were able to see the first signs of Spring with the flowering cactus.
I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet with David A. Clark, as he shared his studio and work with me. For the past year and a half he has been focusing on encaustic works on paper. They are Wonderful!! David had many of his lovely prints out for me to see- he has an amazing sense of design and technical skill that merge into creating vibrant and beautiful prints. His studio is so Clean and Organized!! David also shared how he presents and ships his work. His prints are mounted in plexi frames that really allow the quality of wax and paper to be "felt". He is an inspiration when it comes to crates and shipping design! His complete presentation is a work of art in itself, beautiful padded boxes gently hold his framed work, and exterior photo labels keep everything well organized. It was such a joy to get to spend time together talking art.
Kandy was in the process of finishing a commission, so we had some great studio time together. Kandy has the most amazing way of working- there is a lovely relationship that she has with her painting. Kandy works on a large-scale, and that certainly has it's challenges with encaustic- but she seems to move effortlessly with these large panels, pulling them in close to her and then gliding them around to reach new areas to work. Her surfaces are amazing, they are so well developed. Her boundless energy inspires!
After a couple of days of taking in the beauty of Malibu it was time to head home. I am so grateful to have been able to spend time with David & Kandy- it is always so inspiring to talk about work, ideas, methods...
October 5-7 2010 Kingston NY
Visual Thinking presentation, IEA Advance 2010
4th Annual Encaustic Painting Conference, Beverly MA
The conference was well attended, with lots of excited folks talking all things wax.
The vendor area was expanded this year, two full rooms! It was wonderful to see so many wonderful materials and suppliers showing and explaining their products. Miles Conrad & R&F Handmade Paints kindly sold my DVD, BIG thanks to both of them!
Lecture/Demo: Encaustic & Fiber
I covered a range of methods that I've been developing over the years; 3D, panel based sculpture, synthetic and natural fibers, etc. I was a great crowd- I had a lot of fun!
post-conference workshop: Encaustic & Fiber
I had such a great time with the wonderful students! We could have used two days :) some much creative fun to be had.
Intermediate Encaustic Workshop, Kala Arts April 11-12 2010
Encaustic Altered Books Workshop October 17-18: Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
The photographs are by Susan Feller
A wonderful workshop weekend...
This was my first class to teach for Kala, and I found the staff to be so helpful and supportive- many thanks for that, I'll be back in October teaching a 2-day encaustic altered books class.
Esalen Encaustic Workshop April 26th- May 1st
It is an amazing location, our studio overlooks the ocean- we listen to the waves as we paint!!
It is a lovely group of students- so talented and enthusiastic!
We are starting day 4 today, can't wait!
Artrageous! 2009 Montserrat College of Art
The auction offers donated artwork collected by invitation only, I have donated a painting "glow 1" - encaustic 6x6 ::::: I hope it sells well for the college!!
Here is a link with more info:
link to photos of the opening
R & F Handmade Paints: Encaustic Works '09
They have created a beautiful catalog, here is a description:
Catalogue from the seventh international biennial exhibition sponsored by
R&F Handmade Paints that ran March 29th - June 19th, 2009.
Juried by artist Heather Hutchison, the show is an eclectic mix of artists working in the medium today. The exhibit was held at The Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New York.
for more catalog information:
waxing and waning...
after a very long pause... December 2008
I've just returned from Art Basel, Miami.This was my first large scale Art Fair experience...The basic layout has Art Basel in Miami Beach at the convention center, with surrounding hotels hosting shows as well. Across the waterway in Miami, more shows were being held in the Wynwood area etc. I was there for 5 full days, and went to 14 shows (repeating a few). I was in attendance with lovely friend and Art Basel veteran Lissa Rankin.
I had the great pleasure of meeting and chatting with artist Bernd Haussmann on a few occasions... he and his wife Anna were such a delight, I appreciated Bernd's enthusiasm and conviction that artists move forward in their work (when often feeling contracted with the influence of world/cultural troubles) http://www.berndhaussmann.com/ to see his lovely work.
I had the absolute THRILL of getting "up close & personal" with some of Kiki Smith's amazing work! I had this very special opportunity while visiting Dennis Hull of the Brodsky Center (Bridge Miami Beach).
I met the absolutely delightful sculpture Todji Kurtzman and company... we met at Red Dot and continued to cross paths daily...he creates amazing large scale bronze sculpture http://www.todjikurtzman.com/
I had a great chat at Red Dot and then brunch a few days later with energetic and insightful Joanne Mattera http://www.joannemattera.com/
Overall assessment: well worth the effort, to be able to see SO many artist's work and gallery owners in one concentrated area is a real treat (it could take months to try and see that much going to individual galleries)... a fabulous way to meet artists, see a wide range on new work, and have the chance to meet enthusiastic gallery and art representatives. I'll list the shows that I attended in a side-bar... I certainly had some favorites. I really enjoyed Art Miami on many different levels... a great representation of contemporary art, great lay-out of dealer booths, well lit, etc. Pulse was an exciting show that had a great variety of mediums and aesthetic styles... Aqua Wynwood had some wonderful galleries and fabulous work... the food was also great there! Many gems were found at all of the Fairs... I'll break-down a few with images...
July 13th: Encaustic 3D workshop with Miles Conrad
June 30th... encaustic color wheel & color theory
a week away...
I flew back with dear friend Daniella Woolf, and we met up with Miles Conrad at Logan...we went directly (well...as direct as 3 adults and one GPS system can when traversing the land of Celtics...was that an important game???...sure were a lot of "green and white" folks out in the street...they were EVERYWHERE). We finally arrived at the ICA to see the Anish Kapoor show that had just opened... http://www.icaboston.org/ ...what a great show of work.
Daniella and I were dorm-mates...
oh...back to the days of sharing a common bathroom with your fellow floor-mates and sleeping in a twin bed...
I gave the talk with NEW artist and creator of the Diptych Catalog Nancy Natale (she did an amazing job organizing and presenting the show catalog ... www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/242524 ).
Who knew how cool Providence is???
What a lovely city...we had a great lunch and enjoy walking about.
His partner Yechel Gagnon traveled to the conference with him, she is a lovely and delightful artists as well; www.yechelgagnon.com She creates amazing carved plywood sculptures as well as works on paper. It was such a joy to spend time with both of them!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
I'm still settling in...after spending the past year planning and preparing for the IEA annual Retreat and Conference. I've directed the past 2 events, next year will be my finale! It is a lovely group gathering that has been held in Carmel Valley, CA. I have a blog dedicated to it at: www.iea2008retreat.blogspot.com
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Friday I went to paint/chat/dine/have FUN with Lissa Rankin at her home in Monterey, and visiting Portland OR friend and artist Kandy Lozano. Lissa and I made a fun little painting using "prickly balls" and we all enjoyed a fun dinner (sharing lots-o-personal history!!!)....
Saturday, I went and painted with lovely Cynthia Johnson-Bianchetta at her studio in Carmel Valley...we enjoyed painting to the sounds and sights of the outdoors :)
Sunday I headed up to a 2-day workshop in progress at Wax Works West, the studio space that Wendy Aikin and Daniella Woolf have developed. Wendy has created a lovely workspace that is very easy to work in! I gave a quick demonstration on smooth surfaces.
I am so grateful for all of the lovely friends that I shared, played, stayed, and created with. Thank you for such gracious friendships.
Monday, January 21, 2008
I met her in San Francisco, we had gastronomic delights at the Ferry Building :) Then moved on to check out galleries in the ever delicate balance of feeding the parking meters....luckily, Daniella came with her big bag of quarters. On Sunday, we went to our fellow artist and friend's studio to share techniques...had a field trip after lunch to a craft store and collected an eclectic range of items to work themselves into some new work. Perhaps, the highlight of the entire visit was watching Daniella and my daughter do headstands in the living room!!!