1989    University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado BS English


2020    B. Deemer Gallery, Loisville, Kentucky, Solo Exhibition


2019    New Editions Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky, Solo Exhibition

            City Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky, Solo Exhibition


2017    New Editions Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky, Solo Exhibition

            Lynn Hanson Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, Washington


2016    City Gallery, Crosstown Colors, Lexington, Kentucky, Two Person Exhibit 

      SABiO, , ArtJazz, Lexington, Kentucky, Four Person Exhibit

      City Gallery, RE-imagine invited artist, Lexington, Kentucky


2015    Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Solo Exhibition

            Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, Australia, Solo Exhibition


2014    Lynn Hanson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Solo Exhibition


2013    Fraker/Scott Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Solo Exhibition


2012    Fraker/Scott Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Solo Exhibition


2011    International Encaustic Artists’ Masters Show, Troutdale, Oregon

            Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico Columbia City Gallery, National Juried Exhibition

            Rock, Paper, Scissors show, Seattle, Washington

            Fraker/Scott Gallery, Icon Show, Seattle, Washington



International Encaustic Artists Association (IEA) Project Development Grant

IEA La Vendeenne award, nomination

Great Southern Art Award, Australia, Best of Show, Award

E.D. Foundation N.J. Project Grant

Washington State Arts Commission Artist Development Grant



2014    Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

2013    Vancouver Art Centre, Albany Western Australia

2011    Grunewald Guild, Washington

2010    Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Oregon



Creator of internationally attended annual art retreat EncaustiCamp 

Creator of OPENstudio, encaustic art foundation driving the goal to reach more, teach more, inspire             more~ offering exceptional all-inclusive art retreats with US and international instructors  

Creator of EncaustiKits: Creative encaustic kits designed to bring the fine art of encaustic to artists worldwide with the goal to reach more, teach more, inspire more~                                                  

Author of four books on encaustic instruction; see Publications



Encaustic Workshop: 10th Anniversary New Edition

Encaustic Revelation, North Light Press, 2014

Encaustic Workshop: The Whole Ball of Wax North Light Press

Encaustic Mixed Media North Light Press

Encaustic Workshop north Light Press

Assorted magazines and periodicals as well as DVD and YouTube video




St Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky

City of Albany, Albany, Western Australia

UK Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky

Jason Horjes, Scottsdale, Arizona

Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Symmetra Financial, Bellevue, Washington

WestPac Bank, Sydney, Australia



Artist Statement

In my work I strive for simplicity in design as it pertains to an internal calling for the same. With a deeper conscientiousness toward integrity, the intertwining of body, mind and spirit and the true elemental beginnings from which all created bits arise, I purpose to expose the truest nature and fundamentals of life.

Through the practices of minimal color, gentle rhythm and ritualistic shape usage and simple form design, alongside the use of pigments from their source, earth matter as art material and creative guidance from intuition rather than external prompt I hope to speak back to the joy, richness and exhilaration of creation without shouting it to the world~

“The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself,” E.E. Cummings