Color, Texture, Life

Show Dates:  May 6 - June 24, 2022
Location:  Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL  61201  
This show partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency

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Images of the installed show

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Cropped and detail images of my work

I love spending time in nature, traveling and learning about other cultures.  Always aware of color, pattern and texture, these life experiences are inspiration for my work, which is reminiscent of nature, oriental rugs and fabric.  Over the years I have worked with many different mediums including: mixed media, print making, photography and cold wax, but my work now focuses primarily on Encaustic, a combination of beeswax, damar resin and pigment.  I am fascinated by the translucency of encaustic and the dimensionality that can be achieved with it.  In my work, I employ my signature method of applying minute droplets of encaustic, one by one, to the surface of the painting, creating a tactile quality that when viewed in person, engages those who encountering it.  It’s an obsession that I’ve committed myself to investigating, making it my realm and exploring what I can do with it. 

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A couple quick videos of the show.