To the right and below you will see a sampling of the new encaustic pieces I will be showing at Waterstone Gallery, Portland Oregon, in May, in a solo show titled "Borrowed Landscapes."  The work in this show is inspired by a month long residency I did in Australia last fall.  While there I drew in both private and public gardens, and toured New South Wales.  The country of Australia is both familiar and yet strange.  The animals and birds were most exotic, and the gum trees were aromatic and sculptural.  I left Australia in mid-spring and arrived home as autumn was setting in in earnest.  I got to work with focus and inspiration, and created works that seemed to arrive from my deep emotional unconscious.  The experience was both satisfying and a little amazing.

The work uses techniques both new and old.  I have enlisted stencils extensively, and have encorporated pastel into this body of paintings.  As a printmaker stencils are an old friend, and one I have used in my glass work as well.  I love working with pattern and repetition, and you will see a lot of both in my show.

Gardens: Melbourne







 "Gardens: Sydney,"12x12, $550 


From Spring to Fall
"From Spring to Fall," 24x24, $1900

Koalas Dream
"Koala's Dream," 24x24, $1900

Sydney #2
"Sydney #2," 6x6, $225

Waratah #1
"Waratah #1," 6x6, $225

Bird in the Bush #3 (spinebill)
"Bird in the Bush #3," 6x6, $225

Garden Grow #3
"Garden Grow #3," 16x4, $295





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May, 2018 at Waterstone Gallery

Here is a sampling of some of the work in my show titled Borrowed Landscapes showing at Waterstone Gallery from May 1-June 3.  The larger pieces are framed with a custom frame and the smaller pieces are on cradled panels with finished edges.  Please contact me if you are interested in seeing more.

On Raymond Island"On Raymond Island," 18x60, $3800

Wombat at the Billabong"Wombat at the Billabong," 30x60 (diptych), $4200

Road to Katoomba
"Road to Katoomba," 36x30, $2900

Ghost Trees
"Ghost Trees," 24x24, $1900

Visiting the Gardens
"Visiting the Gardens," 24x24, $1900

Early, Early Spring
"Early, Early Spring," 12x12, $550

Gardens: Canberra
"Gardens: Canberra," 12x12, $550

Finding Eden
"Finding Eden," 12x12, $550