No Fear 2017

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Into being 20×16 Encaustic
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Forever 12×12 Encaustic
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Surrender 20x16x2.5 Encaustic
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Fay 16×16 Acrylic collage
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A Little Love 12×12 Encaustic

 

Many goals were set at the start of the year and in reaching for the stars my practice has attained new heights of which I had yet only dreamed. With no fear of failure (yet experiencing it very often!) I put my work out into the world and have seen the return with acceptance into 2 juried encaustic shows (Thank you Conrad Wilde Gallery & IEA!), inclusion in 3 group shows, sales and commissions all the way from Dubai, London and France to locally here in Los Angeles. ¬†These small wins make the countless losses all worth while. For any who have a dream, cast your net wide and high and you WILL catch something good. Let’s see what the rest of 2017 has to offer!

Lovin’ the Bees Wax

Encaustic & Oil on Cradled Board 9 x 12

Just can’t get enough of the whole melting wax and oil paint together. To feed the addiction I bought a new fancy ¬†encaustic griddle which makes everything a million times easier… like my dad always said “any job is easier if you have the right tools”… such wisdom!