Bio

I use plant material to create patterns based on textiles, wallpapers, tiles, and other images inspired by or reminiscent of plant forms.  The patterns are embedded and preserved in layers of encaustic, a mixture of beeswax, damar resin, and pigment.  As a paint medium, beeswax is tactile, aromatic, luminous, and transparent, and it has a natural connection with the plants. My studio is in Petersham, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

Adult Learn to Farm Program at The Farm School, Athol, MA, 2013
MFA, Painting, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1992
BFA, Painting, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1989
BA, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 1984
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1983

EXHIBITIONS

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Cape Cod Museum of Art, 2013
Ordo naturalis, 2-person show with Kyle Larabee, 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, 2012
Beyond the Surface, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA 2011
Beeline, Recipient Castle Hill Award, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2011
Preserve, 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA, 2010
WGBH Juried Fine Art Auction, Boston, MA, 2010
Material is Language, 119 Gallery, Lowell, MA, 2009
Buying Locally: Collection of Jack Moynihan and Carolyn Walsh, ALL Gallery, Lowell, MA, 2009
Hot Stuff, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2007
Equilibrium, ALL Gallery, Lowell, MA, 2006
Massachusetts Artists, Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Lowell, MA, 2005

Publications

Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century, 2016 by Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, pp. 20-23

“Full Circle,” Encaustic Arts Magazine, Winter 2016 Issue, pp. 12-29