Wednesday, December 30, 2009

End of the year BUZZ

I have been working on new territory for the last 3 months, exploring sculptural and 3-D forms in new materials.

It has been an incredible learning experience as well as a way of seeing and working the medium in a different and more tactile way: metal, rust, fabric and wax.

I have met 2 talented sculptors who have given me the chance to explore working with the big tools: plasma cutters, sand blasters, grinders, brazing and soldering tools.
What fun!

On Steel

Vessel #1

Detail Vessel #1

Vessel # 2

Virginia sandblasting

Ryland and me

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Seen at the Cisneros Fontanal Art Foundation... Striking!!

Shirin Neshat (born March 26, 1957 in Qazvin, Iran) is a contemporary visual artist who lives in New York. She is known primarily for her work in film, video and photography.

Shirin Neshat's first feature film Women without Men award Silver Lion at 66th (2009) Venice Film Festival in Italy. Women without Men chronicles the lives of four women from different walks of life against the backdrop of Irans foreign-backed CIA coup in 1953


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Miami/ Art Basel/ Art

I went to the brunch at the Cisneros Fontanal Art Foundation. (CIFO)  flowing champagne… wonderful art, food and good music.

Just made my reservations for next year!.

Alirio Gutierrez, designer and Evelyn Valdirio, artist

Friday, November 20, 2009

Atomic Bazaar

Getting ready for the Atomic Bazaar on Sunday December 13th.
What a show!
It is Fun, Edgy, Contemporary and full of scrumptious crafts, art and people!
Put it in your calendar!
Check it out!

Atomic Holiday Bazaar celebrates its fourth Sunday show on December 13, 2009, Noon- 6 p.m., All Ages Show, $5 Admission, Children 12 and under get in free.  Atomic Holiday Bazaar's Sunday craft show features over 80 crafters who create amusing handmade DIY crafts.  Holiday shopping offerings include handbags, t-shirts, jewelry, body products, home d├ęcor, baby items, plushies, a smidge of art and even canned goods.  This is not your granny's craft show!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thoughts on a Saturday morning

The light breaks, it bends, it moves
Reflections become opened doors

My hands in continuous circles
Each finger tracing a path
In circles and lines of unbroken dreams

Fluidity surrounds me
Rhythmic breathing

I am

Working in the studio, taking inventory this week.
Here are some new pieces available.

Torso/ Earth

 Torso/ Sea


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Art is never necessary. It is merely indispensable." -

Michael Kimmelman New York Times

Vessel No # 1

Vessel No #2 
Transparency # 1

Transparency # 2
As I now settle back in Old Myakka, enjoying the end of the summer, my thoughts turn to the wonderful changing weather, the start of a new semester at Ringling, teaching private workshops and creating new work in the studio.
So far, this summer has taken me on a new and more sculptural way of working. The small, hands on encaustic books have also found way onto the hanging vessels inscribed with words and meaning which now float from the ceiling. The studio has become, once again,  a “teller of tales”

I will be teaching Digital Photography, Macro photography, Collage and Encaustic courses, both basic and advanced. I am also getting together a roster of small, one-day workshops designed to help artists with the business of art.  They will focus on many aspects of the art application processes:  Working on presentation materials, Zapp applications, Image making, how to photograph your artwork, parameters for submitting, Photoshop image enhancement and written statements.  I will also introduce a workshop on understanding and learning to use networking sites.

Please write me if you are interested as I am putting together the roster right now.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A visit to the Boca Raton Museum of Art

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to finally visit the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
The 58th All Florida Annual show is still up until the 30th of the month and  I met up with Kelli Bodle of the curatorial staff who showed me around this spectacular show.
I loved the architecture and light.

Here are some images from that day:

Main room with my friend, Jean Blakburn's piece on the far left.

Jean Blackburn, Myakka series # 113

My 2 pieces, 
The Road Traveled and We are Burning.
Photo Encaustic
22" x 22"

Other artists I liked:

Miles Loventhall
The Wall 2007
Paper Resin on aged steel
41" x53""x4"

Jeff Olsen
Everglades Restoration
Digital Photograph
24" x 29"

Friday, August 14, 2009

The New Queen has arrived!

It has been a bee kind of week. I am now an official certified beekeeper and it was suggested by the bee inspector to re-queen one of my hives. I mailed ordered a Cordoban Queen and she arrived this morning.I inserted the small cage she came in to the bottom hive and let her worker bees smell her and get know her through her pheromones. Then they will liberate her by eating the candy that seals her cage.
She will then take her mating flight and then get busy laying eggs..

The smoker:

 Smoking the hive before we open it.

A top frame:
I hope to see the moment when she is cut loose by her bees
and she takes that first mating flight.
Will keep vigil for the next few days! I will keep you informed.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Montserrat College of Art

What a great experience and great Encaustic Conference!..
Here is a link to one of my pieces shown:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Les Petit Poussins

Les Petit PoussinsNight & Day

The Studio


This is what I have been up to this week,
working in the studio, enjoying the land.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Encaustic on Paper

Landscape I

I am ecstatic about being back painting in the studio
I will be posting some of work that I have created in this last year.

Contact me if interested.

About Time

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Portfolio Sampling

Red Tide
Encaustic on paper

I am back in the studio after more than a month in traveling in Europe, Boston and Beverly, Ma for the 3rd National Encaustic Conference, where I was a speaker and included in the Beauty and Opposites Show at Gallery 301.
I have been teaching the Teen Studios at Ringling College of Art.
Now that that is finished I can finally work uninterrupted in the studio. More to come

Encaustic on paper

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1st, 2009

My first blog just faded into cyberspace, so,. I have started this one in hopes
to recover my last

I was recently honored with the Director's Award at the 3rd National Encaustic
Conference for my piece: TERRORIST......What an honor!

Honorable Mention at the 58th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition for my piece:
Boca Raton Museum of Art through August 30th