My newest artwork combines oil paint and cold wax on wood panels. When I create these paintings I am interested in exploring texture, color, and depth, and I tend to use palette knives, squeegees, and rollers rather than brushes. Mixing cold wax with oil paint means I can add and scratch away layers, and the painting becomes as much about the process of obscuring and revealing as about the final image. I also enjoy mixing additional media in my paintings, including acrylics, block prints, and paper, with fascinating results.
I am a long-time resident of Durham, NC, along with my husband, two children and assortment of pets. I am a co-founder of Pleiades Gallery in downtown Durham, where you can see my artwork in person. My background in environmental science and my years of work with The Nature Conservancy informs my art and shows in my affinity for trees, water, birds and other animals, and the rest of the living world.