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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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