I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting a day-long workshop at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on May 30, 2019 as part of the 13th International Encaustic Conference. It’s titled Mixing Your Mediums (and Maybe your Metaphors). It will run from 10am – 4pm and is part of the Pre-Conference lineup of workshop offered by Castle Hill. 

We’ll be exploring using encaustic and oil pigment sticks on paper in a new way. It’s a process I came upon in my own experimenting in the studio. I discovered that Rives BFK printmaking paper and pigment stick (oil paints and beeswax) gives me a lovely matte surface that works well with traditional encaustic (pigment, resin and beeswax), which has a soft gloss. The oil paint or pigment stick will wipe off the encaustic but be absorbed by the paper in quite a unique combination of surface and texture.

You can sign up here. I’d love to share this process with you and see what you come up with. See you at the Conference!


Through the Light I Hear, No. 6, 2018, encaustic, oil and wax paint, graphite on paper on panel, 24 x 24 inches