In this month’s VIRTUAL ART exhibit, you will see the entire 2020 collection titled, “Close to Home”. This slideshow presentation is a collection of 30 paintings centered around landscapes of northern Virginia created in 2020.

It was very discouraging to me when all of our travel plans were cancelled due to the pandemic — especially a trip to Italy I had planned to take with my daughter this past spring. However, on the up side, the travel restrictions gave me a stronger appreciation of the beauty found just outside my backdoor.

Over the year, daily hikes filled my days where I found inspiration for this collection. Surrounding myself with the peace of nature was how I dealt with the craziness of 2020. From the quiet stillness of the first snowfall to the intense color of an autumn sunset,  I hope viewing this collection brings you joy today.




The presentation is in a 1.30 minute slideshow format set to music and is meant to give an overview of the collection. If you would like details about a particular painting, head to my website. There you can read about the dimensions, mediums used, description and purchase instructions. (NOTE: A red dot will appear next to a painting’s title if the piece has already been SOLD.) CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE EXHIBIT.

title page "Close to Home" art colleciton


Each painting is made from encaustic wax applied to birch wood panel. Encaustic paint is a mixture of beeswax, natural tree sap resin, and pigment. I heat the paint on a hotplate and then apply it on to a cradled wood panel using brushes. Every layer of wax needs to be fused with a blow torch to ensure it is fully bonded to the surface. My encaustic artwork is known for its vivid color, dramatic texture and unique organic visual design. My inspiration is the beautiful scenery in nature that holds special meaning in my heart. Hear about my inspiration behind the painting by clicking the image below.

To learn more about encaustic and my process, click the image below

artist painting

The beauty of encaustic is truly appreciated when viewed in person. It is difficult to see the texture and luminescence of the wax in a 2D digital platform, so I can send additional photographs, video, or zoom conferencing as an opportunity to view the piece “up close”. I also offer studio visits by appointment to view the artwork. My studio is located in Purcellville, Virginia. Simply contact me to set up a time to come by.


A new art exhibit goes out to my “STUDIO INSIDER” group at the beginning of each month. This special group is given the opportunity to be FIRST to see each exhibit, To be included in this group, sign up HERE so you don’t miss a single issue.

Enjoy the exhibit and please contact me if you would like more information.