May 8, 2019


My Solo Show in JUNE

Almost here...

You may, or may not know I am having a solo exhibition at the Augen Gallery in Portland, Oregon next month (June). I would love to see you at one of the openings!

Here is why I think you should visit my show: My work is colorful, whimsical, and fun! Plus, I'll show some pieces using a new medium: isopropyl alcohol inks!

If you would like a postcard invitation, email me your address!


When: Augen Gallery (
Where: 716 NW Davis Street • Portland, OR 97209 map

  • Wednesday Preview: June 5th 5-7:30pm (food & wine)
  • First Thursday: June 6th 5-8pm
Runs: Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 29, 2019
Regular hours: 11am - 5:30pm

Consider taking a friend, and making an evening of it!
I recommend the Canopy Hotel on NW 9th Avenue as a great place to start (or end) your evening!

NOTE: Here's a gift to you for visiting my show: Take a photo of any of my new pieces  at my show, share it to social media, and I'll give you a free folded note card (with envelope), on the spot!

Folk Art Highlight:
Straznice, Czech Republic

Painting on architecture. It doesn't get any better than this!

Of any European town I have ever visited, Straznice in the Czech Republic, is one that has stayed with me.

Above all, their folk art designs spoke to me on a deep level. They have a joyous feeling, and not only that, they render them on architecture! It is a blending of the feminine (folk art designs) and masculine (architecture) that seems sublime.These designs have definitely influenced my own work


A Bit of Knowledge

Traditional gesso...what is it?

Before I start my mixed media pieces, I start with a painting base called gesso (in this case, traditional gesso). This is a white painting ground, and I make my own. It starts with hydrating rabbit skin glue (essentially refined rabbit collagen), heating it in a pot, and and then adding marble dust to make a medium-thick consistency solution.

I use this particular gesso recipe so the encaustic medium (beeswax) will soak into the panel, making it more permanent. Making some of my art involves a bit of cooking. Who knew!?

*Wikipedia article

Once Again...Solo Show Next Month!

I would love to share my work with you!

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1 comment:

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