Upcoming Workshops

Painting with Fire 2023 – 2024

I am pleased to announce that I am one of 26 instructors for the all new Painting with Fire 2023 – 2024, a yearlong online workshop offered through Lora Murphy’s Essence of Mulranny art school in Ireland.

My lessons this year will be on the theme Abstracting the Landscape: conveying the essence of place.

The natural world is full of such magnificent complexity and detail. Yet, when we attempt to capture a place, a moment, a time or a visceral sense of the landscape, details and complexities can obscure the essence we hope to convey.

We’ll explore ways to distill our observations and experiences of the natural landscape to create compelling works in wax.

26 world renowned Encaustic artists, more than 50 hours of online instruction that you can view at any time, $249 Early Bird discount tuition.

Register for Painting with Fire 2023 – 2024

Painting the Edge of Day

A weeklong retreat with Regina B Quinn at Mulranny Arts in Ireland,

October 3 – 10, 2023

Radiant edges of day, veiled in mystery, quiet as a held breath, yet energized by the tensions between shifting darkness and light—these will serve as the inspirations for our weeklong retreat.

We’ll begin with a variety of water-media on gessoed panels and then build layer upon layer of translucent encaustics, carving and scratching into the wax to create depth and dramatic texture. We’ll then continue our journey towards the Edge of Day using encaustics, oils, and India inks to enhance color, contrast, luminosity, and intensity.

Drawing upon our observations of the rugged natural landscape and dramatic light of Ireland’s west coast, our layering and scraping back processes will allow earlier layers to emerge, just as geological and weathering processes obscure and expose, and as visual memories come into focus even as they fade away.

Learn more about Painting the Edge of Day with Regina B Quinn

An Introduction to Encaustics

At the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY

Coming Spring 2023.

Date and details TBA soon!

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