I’m back! After several months hiatus

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 Nov. 11, 2011  I’m back!  After several months hiatus, I am excited to be back in my studio!  Several new paintings are posted, and one announcement that I am proud of:  My painting “Ruffled Feathers” was purchased this summer by the Grand Teton Association for their collection.  I am quite honored as they have some very prestigious artists in their collection.  (You can see it in the “Flower and Bird Archives” on this website.)

I took a workshop taught by Daniella Woolf in encaustic painting.  Soooo much fun and so very different than watercolor painting.  I plan to incorporate some of the techniques with my own painting and what I come up with we shall see.  In encaustics basically you “paint” with molten beeswax mixed with pigment.  Colors are layered on and textures are added using many different techniques. Things can be collaged into the piece and that is where I hope to do some experimenting – incorporating pieces of my paintings with an encaustic background.  In fact I will be teaching along side Daniella in the spring in the same workshop here in Jackson Hole at the Center for the Arts.  Watch the Art Association of Jackson Hole offerings for more information.  I will post it as well.

The book I illustrated – The Christmas Crown

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December 22, 2010  The book I illustrated, The Christmas Crown, is available locally in Jackson Hole at Valley Bookstore and Horizon Fine Arts, AND on Amazon.com!! I have had fun with booksignings around town this holiday season.

I will be teaching classes at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, through the JH Art Association, in March. Visit their website for all details: www.artassociation.org.

Winter doesn’t stop my creative urge, only fuels it. For years I did not care for paintings of winter, and now I LOVE them. But the landscape here is so beautiful in the winter that there are never ending vistas to paint. Keep watching for my latest (still inside my head, but soon to come alive on paper.)

Happy Holidays!