Monday, December 6, 2010

Miami news

Just came back from the Miami Art Fairs… What a treat.!!!
Great art, artists, good friends and lots of energy,  Cortaditos and empanadas…
I met with people that I had not seen in over 30 years and made some incredible new friends.
Visited with one of my favorite artists that I have been following for a number of years : Evelyn Valdirio. Her work is luminous, (oils and resin, sometimes) , political and fascinating to look at..
Take a look

Some images of the trip:
Wonderful found surfaces:

Wonderful instalation at the Rubell Collection:

And.. one of the best signs I encountered:

I will be at the Art Center Sarasota sale on Saturday 11th with new art pieces and a new fun line of forged
metals buckles and rubber belts.. Come by!

Monday, November 1, 2010


If you are near Lexington, Virginia... 
come and see this show! 

The invite:

curated by Christine Rooney...


Beautiful waterfront studio in Sarasota.
 Here is a small glimpse from my window:

 And, of course: the ever present sunsets!

New workshops coming up:

Art Center Sarasota: Beeswax Collage on Dec 13th.
Ongoing private workshops, every Thursday...
... email me if interested

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Life as Art= Art & LIfe

Being an artist is really about being in the moment.
How many times have we encountered blocks and have turned 
them into possibilities???

My trip to Penland School of Crafts, Asheville and the NC mountains was 
an eye-opening and expansive time: art, creativity, beauty.
Full of thoughts and planning; 
Forged metals, photography, daguerreotypes, beautiful mountains 
and incredible people!

Thank you!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Too much fun this summer...

Riding, paddling and waiting for family... 

On the way to Tampa for Art Show

New pieces in the making:
Fabric, Steel and wax!

And another view:

At the farm we have over 20 new chicks!!! Yikes!

The horses are back!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Encaustic Artist at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

Taken from the Hermitage website

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet up with artist and Hermitage Fellow, Barbara Ellman. She is here in beautiful Manasota key for her final days of residency at the Hermitage Artist retreat, just south of Sarasota.

I was invited by friend and artist Elizabeth Van Riper to meet Barbara, who also works in Encaustic. She has produced an extensive body of work which include many Public Art projects in NY. We had dinner with Barbara and Mimi Herman, a writer who is also in residency at the Hermitage.

We had a wonderful time talking and sharing stories and getting to know one another as we enjoyed the views and sounds of the Florida Gulf sunset from the outside deck.

We had an incredible treat of a reading of poems by Mimi as we enjoyed our dessert and then a visit to Barbara’s studio to see her latest work. It is so much fun to meet fellow encaustic artists and talk shop!

Thank you all for a memorable and inspiring evening.

Barbara and Elizabeth Van Riper

New piece influenced by the glorious Florida light and color.

Works in progress.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April news/ End of semester


The semester is drawing to an end.
I have had an incredible teaching experience teaching Darkroom technique and alternative processes. 
I am so proud of my students! We have gone from developing B&W film to fine art printing and toning.

I am part of the WILD MYAKKA Show, a gathering of wonderful Florida artists still on view at the 
Art Center Sarasota. These are 2 of my sold pieces.



I will be traveling to Martha’s Vineyard where I will be teaching a Beeswax Collage Workshop at Featherstone and then on to one of my favorite places...
the 4th Annual Encaustic Conference @ 
Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back in the darkroom and loving it!

There is a mystery and a sense of awe every time I work on a silver gelatin print.
Playing with cyanotypes, fabric and wax! 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Images of the week

Life keeps on changing in positive ways....

Life is full..

I am enjoying teaching and creating art.
My 1st year photo students are going into the darkroom for the 1st time and it still amazes me  ( and them!) to watch the power of a black tone coming out of a totally white surface.
Blows everybody’s mind.
Photography does mean: painting with light!

I am working on several shows coming up. Will let you know very soon.

Here are some images from of my week:

Barack: the main man

Red...Next in command

Paddling at the Rye Preserve


Chief and friends

CD Cover

Camille and Anais in  Trentino, Italy.