In response to the art show cancellations and gallery closings due to the COVID19 social distancing mandate in Virginia, I’ve created a monthly virtual art exhibit available online showcasing my latest encaustic paintings. This virtual art exhibit for October, 2020, is in a video format to hopefully give you a more personal viewing experience. Click the art exhibit image below to view the YouTube video and hear about my inspiration and process in making the featured painting.

This month, I am featuring “By the Stream, I Dream”, a 24″x24″x1.5″ grid painting made up of nine 8″x8″ wood panels. Each abstract painting was inspired by a series of screen shots taken from an original video of a local stream in Loudoun County, VA. This painting is sold as a complete set. Go to…  or click the painting image for purchasing details.

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By the Stream, I Dream, 24″x24″x1.5″ encaustic on (9) 8″x8″ wood panels


Each piece 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. 

Click the image to view the video about this 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 BEFORE the paintings are published on my website. 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.