I was born and raised in England, UK until I was age 11 when I moved to live in China. In 1990, I came to America to attend Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. In 2006, along with my (now two grown) sons and husband, I moved to Texas.
I was introduced to painting with wax when I went returned to Cornish in 2002 to finish my BFA. It was seven years until I met another encaustic artist. I went to my first "San Antonio Wax" meeting in 2009. I was so thankful to learn about all kinds of 'new-to-me' tools and techniques. However, in spite of all the new influences, I have stayed loyal to my encaustic paint brush, my household iron. My favorite style is abstract expressionism, and I'm constantly splitting my composition into rectangles and juxtaposing the two similar to the yin and yang symbol. My international travels, particularly Asia, probably contribute to my almost obsession for reds and gold’s.
As an e-business specialist and entrepreneur for the past 20+ years, I love blending my visual communication skills with technology. I'm constantly using my visual ability to help entrepreneurs successfully communicate their products and services online.
My art is featured throughout The Inn on the Riverwalk and often found in multiple exhibits both locally and nationally. I currently serve as the Vice President of the San Antonio Chapter of International Encaustic Artists Association, as well as the communications and vendor chair for EncaustiCon 2012 to be held in El Tropicano Hotel Sept. 6-9th in San Antonio, TX. I'm also a member of Inspire Arts Center, San Antonio, TX. faculty, where I teach Encaustic classes.