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Encaustics and Color

Encaustic medium (a combination of bees wax and dammar resin) allows for the build-up of sensuous and varied textured surfaces.  I love painting and drawing on the fused material with oil sticks and oil and acrylic paint .

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Pandemic Paintings

In the time of Covid, California burned and the sun could not be depended upon to come out.  Fear, anxiety, and worry over whether we will ever have a socially just society was rampant and so I quarantined in my studio.  Working "in social isolation" my work turned darker as I searched for vessels large enough to contain it all, while still looking for the light. My work became more layered, more textured, and more reflective (literally, with metallic paint, and metaphorically, as it mirrors my inner and outer worlds).  I found myself painting abstractions that included houses, doors, containers, and escape boats.

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