Welcome to my website featuring traditional and encaustic painting, photography, and experimental printmaking techniques. This site will explore, discuss, and demonstrate different ways of creating imagery with nontoxic materials and methods.

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  • DIYcave Bend

    DIYcave is a makerspace in Bend, OR. It “is based on a premise of self reliance, responsibility and sharing”.  This is a marvelous place where people can go to create or complete a project or take classes.  They offer monthly memberships or sign up for an individual class.  Last year a woman with no construction […]

  • Collecting Natural Pigments

    Collecting natural pigments has become a regular activity for me in conjunction with making encaustic paint.   The ancient Greeks invented this process by mixing molten bee’s wax and tree resin together, then eventually adding dry pigments.  They used this molten paint to seal the hulls of their ships and to create paintings to frighten off […]

  • Electro Etch

    Electro Etch or Galv etch is an innovative and nontoxic way of creating an intaglio etched copper printing plate.  The process is relatively simple and has a lot of presence on the web.  This year I put together 2 small tanks with power supplies for use at Atelier 6000 (A6) print studio in Bend.  The […]