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My work is the culmination of my lifelong passion for art.  My journey began in Santa Fe New Mexico, where I was raised by two full time artists.  I was exposed to art on a daily basis, and began illustrating children's magazines at the age of eleven.


I was initially taken with the luminosity and versatility of watercolor.  After much experimentation with other mediums, I discovered the amazing and harmonious combination of encaustic with watercolor.  Over time, I refined the process, which has evolved into my current technique of layering encaustic over a watercolor painting. A softness emanates from the transparent, waxy surface, creating a sense of mystery.  The result is an atmospheric work, a dreamy ethereal expression.


I am constantly inspired by the wildlife, forests and dark beauty of my home in Portland Oregon, but childhood memories of wandering the mesas in Santa Fe continue to compel my work.  I strive to capture those magical ephemeral moments we all experience, real or imagined.

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