Winter Street Studios
I love objects with multiple personalities- recognizable things that change when incorporated in a piece of artwork. I see that in my work- where antiques and recycled or found objects suggest one thing while the image may suggest another. I love how the layering of encaustic wax reflects the light differently depending on your viewpoint- like water and glass do.
I enjoy thinking about the whole piece- the frames in my work, all handmade by me, are usually recycled from some former life and integral to the piece. I have experience with a wide range of artistic mediums: lampwork glass, stained glass, oil, acrylic & watercolor painting, jewelry making, silver smithing, sewing, and leather work… and they all end up in a painting at some point. I teach encaustic classes and work out of my studio in down town Houston in the Sawyer Yards Complex (one of the largest art communities in the US) -Winter Street Studios C6. I live with my family in Cypress, Texas.