Biography

In the beginning God created….  Genesis 1:1

While I have always been creative, I began my more serious artistic journey relatively late in life. I am largely self-taught through books, DVDs, and a few workshops, both in person and online.  Beginning with watercolor, I moved into acrylics, acrylic mediums and pastels. My love of experimentation led me to encaustic and more recently to oil & cold wax.

I am drawn to the organic look of natural elements, rust and decay and am infatuated with texture. These are the things that most inform my work. I have an insatiable appetite for play and nothing pleases me more than spending the day in my studio immersed in the intoxicating scent of molten beeswax or getting lost in layers of oil paint mixed with cold wax.

I am especially grateful to my sister Roberta Fair and the generous artists who have encouraged me on my journey.

I reside in New York’s beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley with my husband Gil and our two beloved cats Leapy and Tootboy.


Workshops and Learning Experiences

2013       Cold Wax with Judy Wise, online
2012       Bricolage with Nancy Natale at R & F Paints in Kingston, New York
2011       Splash I with Mollie Jones and Bob Hague in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
2011       Hot Wax with Judy Wise, online
2009       Encaustic Mini at R & F Paints in Kingston, New York
2008       Watercolor Portraits Workshop with Bob Hague in Kissimmee, Florida

Links

Painting Friends an online artist community
R & F Handmade Paints

Nancy Natale
Nancy Natale’s Art of Bricolage
Bob Hague

Mollie Jones
Judy Wise