Cold wax and oil is my preferred medium. My artworks are predominately expressionistic. Nature is my muse and major inspiration in my work. Presently I am concentrating on evoking the emotion of the scene through brush strokes, color glazes, lines and using a rich palette suggested by the surroundings.
The idea of us not just being a part of nature, but connected in some way through a primordial web of energy intrigues me and feels calming. It makes such sense to me. How else can one explain how we feel the same awe when watching a sunset, or feel anguish when we see someone in pain, or get teary-eyed at a wedding. These recognizable but intangible feelings and emotions I want to convey in my artworks. Sometimes they will take the shape of a familiar scene, other times they may be exhibited as an abstract.
RECENT AWARDS & JURIED SHOWS
Region In my Mind • Accepted in 7th Annual Tony Snow: Eye of the Artist Juried Show 2017
1st Place in 2D – Standing Tall – Alamance Artisans Guild at Center for Creative Leadership, 5/2016
Beauty & the Peace • Accepted in Nat’l Juried Show 2015 Bank of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition
1st Place – Where Buffalo Roam • Enamel and copper • ArtFest 2012 Fine Art Competition
Cedars Watching Sunset • Accepted in Nat’l Juried Show, Dimensions 2012
Three artworks purchased by Alamance Regional Hospital
Artworks in a Rockefeller family collection
Artworks in Engler family collection
Joe Thompson portrait, Mebane Public Library
Cold Wax & Oil workshops click FMI