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A painting always fails before it succeeds

Nature has always been my inspiration. My style combines direct observations with memories and experiences, to create new landscapes, seascapes and invented spaces—not merely copied, but transformed. My process invites both intention and chance—the intense interaction of colors, overlapping layers and textures—simultaneously frustrating and exciting—help guide the direction of my work. 

I have lived and traveled in the some of the most diverse landscapes of the West—from a life spent along the foothills of the Rockies, to the coastal northwest. These amazing places continue to influence my work.

From the natural fragrance of organic beeswax to the magical way it fuses together—layer upon layer of translucent colors and texture. It's mesmerizing to watch the heat from my torch turn the solid wax surface into a molten state, pushing it here and there, revealing what lies beneath. And then within minutes of cooling, return to its solid state.

Encaustic is a painting medium made of natural beeswax, a small amount of resin and color pigments. Your painting should be displayed or stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.  Never leave it inside a hot or freezing car.  Your painting will cure and harden over time. It’s like varnishing the painting from within, therefore framing behind glass is not recommended.


Commissions welcome, as well as gallery inquiries.


I think true success is to find something
in your life that provides joy.


Dragonfire Gallery

Open daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

123 S. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, OR 97110 

This delightful gallery focuses on affordable original art featuring the Pacific Northwest in media ranging from paint to encaustic, glass & ceramic. If you are planning to visit Cannon Beach, OR (truly heaven on earth), then you should stop by and see all they have to offer.

Framed Image

Monday: by appointment only
Tuesday–Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5066 E. Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80222

This is a wonderful gallery and exceptional framers. Every two months they have a new exhibit featuring regional and nationally known artists.. Framed Image is committed to design excellence. They will take your vision, lend their design expertise and craft a piece you will be proud to display.


select exhibits 


  • Featured artist–Rise & Shine, Denver, CO

  • Members Show–Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

  • 18th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo–Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO

  • Fall Colors–R Gallery, Boulder, CO


  • Small Works—Core New Art Space, Denver CO

  • Encaustic: Contemporary Works Invitational Show—Art Students League, Denver CO

  • Members Show—Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

  • Paint the Town Red, Framed Image Gallery


  • Wax Stories II—Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 34th Annual All Colorado Show— Depot Art Gallery, Littleton, CO

  • Amuse Yeux—Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

  • National Fine Art Show—Lincoln Gallery, Loveland, CO

  • Fine Art Exhibition—Gallery at Studio j, Denver, CO


  • Moments that Matter—Impasto Gallery, Longmont, CO

  • The 15th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo—Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO

  • Fall into Place—Framed Image Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 22nd Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art Show, Aurora, CO 

Early 2000's​

  • Solo exhibit—Cardinal Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

  • Art & Soul—Art Student’s League of Denver, Denver, CO

  • Rocky Mountain National Watermedia—Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

  • All Colorado Art Show—Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO


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