"Encaustic painting allows me to put my perfectionistic fears aside and to embrace the creative process. The reactions of the encaustic materials guide my vision and design - heating the wax and mixing pigments, burning the wax into the wood in layers. Seeing what forms. Fusing myself and the moment - scraping and layering time."  ~ Lauren Loden

Look on the Bright Side
Look on the Bright Side

Encaustic painting on cradled birch (8" x 8"). $525

Look on the Bright Side - II
Look on the Bright Side - II

Encaustic painting on cradled birch (8" x 8"). $525

For Paulina
For Paulina

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (11" x 14"). SOLD by Commission

Look on the Bright Side
Look on the Bright Side

Encaustic painting on cradled birch (8" x 8"). $525

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Abstract Encaustic

Abstract works,  apart from a series.

Creating without defining frees both the artist and the viewer.

Southern Pine - II
Southern Pine - II

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (12" x 12"/ 13.5" x 13.5" framed). $850

Southern Pine
Southern Pine

Encaustic painting with shellac burn and metal leaf on cradled birch (12" x 12"/ 13" x 13" framed) SOLD at auction benefiting the school of Our Lady of the Assumption SOLD

Southern Pine - VI
Southern Pine - VI

Encaustic painting with metal leaf on cradled birch (12" x 12"/ 13" x 13" framed) SOLD

Southern Pine - II
Southern Pine - II

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (12" x 12"/ 13.5" x 13.5" framed). $850

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"Southern Pine"

Pine trees are  planted  in my southern history. Family tree farms that are seeded, grown over long years, control-burned to bring greater life, and harvested to transform - to building materials, furniture, and paper. Trees of life - in a constant cycle. The pieces in this series conjure images of bark, what lies beneath, and what is to be born.

Separate but Together - Blue (detail)
Separate but Together - Blue (detail)

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (36" x 48") Detail

Separate but Together - Blues
Separate but Together - Blues

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (36" x 48") $6,000

Separate but Together - Red and Blue
Separate but Together - Red and Blue

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (10" x 10"/ 11" x 11" framed). $750

Separate but Together - Blue (detail)
Separate but Together - Blue (detail)

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (36" x 48") Detail

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"Separate but Together"

This series reflects the emotional effects of life during our pandamic - where as a whole we experience both togetherness of being, while at the same time feeling apart from each other. Always reaching to connect.

Ocean Break
Ocean Break

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on birch panel (8" x 8"/ 9" x 9" framed) SOLD

Wind Swept
Wind Swept

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (20" x 24"). SOLD by Commission

For Rebecca - II
For Rebecca - II

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on birch panel (8" x 10"/ 9" x 11"). SOLD by Commission

Ocean Break
Ocean Break

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on birch panel (8" x 8"/ 9" x 9" framed) SOLD

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"Water"

 I gravitate to water. While this is not a series, I am always coming back to it.  Experiencing the movement, change, and patterns in the water brings me peace. There are no mistakes; there is no need to correct the light, correct the tide -  it simply is.

Sedona
Sedona

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch frame (11" x 14"/ 12" x 15" framed). SOLD

Sedona II
Sedona II

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (6" x 6") SOLD

Sedona VI
Sedona VI

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch (4" x 4"). $100

Sedona
Sedona

Encaustic painting with shellac burn on cradled birch frame (11" x 14"/ 12" x 15" framed). SOLD

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"Sedona"

Inspired by a journey to the red rocks of Sedona and the quest for enlightenment that pulses in this space. 

Maps and Legends - Copper
Maps and Legends - Copper

Encaustic painting with shellac burn and copper leaf on cradled birch (12" x 24" x 1 5/8") $3,000

Maps and Legends - Violet and Gold
Maps and Legends - Violet and Gold

Encaustic painting with shellac burn and metal leaf on birch panel (8" x 10"/ 9" x 11" framed). SOLD

Maps and Legends - Cobalt and Silver
Maps and Legends - Cobalt and Silver

Encaustic painting with shellac burn and silver leaf on cradled birch (8" x 8"). $525

Maps and Legends - Copper
Maps and Legends - Copper

Encaustic painting with shellac burn and copper leaf on cradled birch (12" x 24" x 1 5/8") $3,000

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"Maps and Legends"

Images of our planet, galaxies, and universe. What is seen closely, and from afar.  Textures, sparkles, and life. What is your legend, your direction? Shout out to R.E.M. for the series' namesake.