Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I am an American artist and entrepreneur.

I make work that speaks to me personally, to my history and my heritage. Telling my story - my experiences, my perceptions, and my feelings - through art leads to work that is emotionally charged, flowing with color, energy, and motion.

Made primarily of beeswax, encaustic is a beautifully seductive, tactile and versatile medium. It is inherently challenging to work with and, for me, these challenges bring freedom and discipline, play and problem solving. The wax generously accepts a variety of mediums, including oil pastels, pigment sticks, and watercolor, as well as three- dimensional fibers and objects, bringing depth, dimension, and texture.

In my studio, as in life, I make a point of showing up: to observe, to learn, and to eventually find my way forward. Unclassically trained in the arts and wildly undisciplined, watch as I continue to test, experiment, fail and create my own uniquely diverse body of work.


stay tuned!


2019 ‘Featured Artist’ at Prima Bistro, Langley WA (Feb-April 2019)

2018 “Celebrate Whidbey Artisans” Group Exhibition, The Front Room Gallery, Langley, WA (Sept – Oct 2018)

2018 2nd Annual “Global Warming is Real” National Juried Encaustic Exhibition, Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM (July – Sept 2018)

GUSTAV 6” x 6” encaustic, paper collage, gold leaf, shellac burn 2018