Shameless Passion

Shameless Passion, 13" x 13", encaustic & mixed mediums, 2009

There are quite a few shows happening this month having to do with love, lust, red, pink, and passion! My work is included in two of them, both opening this Friday, Feb. 5.


Last year The Pines 1852 Vineyard opened a gallery in their beautiful tasting room. They feature local artists throughout the Gorge and into Portland and Bend. This month the show is Red Alert, conceived and produced by gallery art director Marty Rudolph. Stop by if you have the chance for a great pairing of art and wine.

Opening: First Friday, February 5th, 5:00 pm
Location: On the corner of 2nd and State Streets in downtown Hood River
Tasting Room Hours: Wed: 12 – 6pm, Thurs thru Sat: 12-9pm, Sun: 12-6pm
Live Music: Thurs & Fri 6-9 pm, Sat 5-8pm


This show at Bite Studio is a benefit for P:ear, a Portland based organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth  through education, art and recreation. Each year their programs serve more than 350 young people.

Love Lines

Love Lines, 10" x 22", encaustic monotype (light off), 2010

Since this is a printmaking show I was able to finally devote more time to conquering the elusive encaustic monotype and I’m thrilled with the results. Encaustic monotypes require the artist to paint directly on the hot palette and press paper or material into the painting to pick up the image on the substrate. What you end up with is a painting with a very thin layer of wax and a very different look form anything you would paint directly onto the paper. Refer to my other painting, Shameless Passion (above), done in a more traditional manner to see the visual difference.

I decided to present one of my images for the show in a light box, pictured above with the light off and below with the light on. This may be the beginning of a beautiful relationship!  See a preview of most of the art here.

Love Lines, 10" x 22", encaustic monotype (light on), 2010

Opening Event at Bite Studio
February 5th, 2009
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2000 SE 7th Ave., Portland, OR

Additional viewing hours: 11-3pm on Fridays – Feb 12th, 19th & 26th 12-4pm on Saturdays – Feb 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th