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Artist Statement …
My artwork tells a story that often begins with an image or memory. Though I am surrounded by magnificent landscapes on the coast of Maine, and especially beautiful light, my work originates from within, and reflects where I have come "from".. my origin, my memories, my travels.
Though my medium has changed from time to time, my attitude, approach and style seems to be consistent, and I have gone back to encaustic wax again and again. In addition to painting with wax, I find I can't resist pushing the medium and exploring its many variations. I enjoy playing with 3-D: the third dimension: depth. Sculpture, assemblages and built up surfaces with lots of texture and added elements has been my draw for over twenty years. The surprises and unruliness of working with hot wax makes my work with wax a never ending challenge and source of fun and exploration. I love making art that is joyful, intriguing and colorful.
I strive to be honest, genuine and hopefully a little unique, both in my artwork and my life. I admire the works of artists such as Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley and Mary Cassatt and you might see their influences in my work.
I think of my artwork as a captured moment, a shared emotion or a beautiful event caught forever.
I have been living and making art in Maine for the past three decades. I am a member of New England Wax, a group of dedicated encaustic professionals and we exhibit in galleries and museums throughout New England. I am an exhibiting member of International Encaustic Artists and the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My work is shown regionally in mid-coast Maine, the Portland, Maine area and several times at The Atlantic Gallery in New York City.
I am a graduate of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts where I studied commercial art and started my career in advertising in New York City. Over the past decades I have taken courses at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, Haystack Mountain School in Deer Isle, Maine, and others.
I am a studio member of Running With Scissors in Portland, Maine, a large cooperative of professional artists. I live nearby on Munjoy Hill, in Portland’s East End. I am fortunate to have a home and studio in Tenants Harbor, Maine also, two hours North of Portland.