"Passion and the desire for expression motivates me to create and explore."
My work is Batik an ancient art form that I have transformed into contemporary works of art. I alternate layers of 400 degree hot wax and watercolor paint on a rice paper surface until complete. Although I often paint representational works my current work is more abstracted. Since working in series of pieces I have pushed this unforgiving medium into a more fantastic area of expression and...
... passion. Removing all the layers of wax reveals layers of images. Keeping those original layers allows me to add more wax and opaque color adding more depth and interest to my work. This is a very unforgiving medium and I continue to push its boundaries and often discover that that the amount of layers can be limitless.
2015 Purchase Award Edward Hospital, Nperville, Illinois
2013 Purchase Award College of DuPage Health and Science Department, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
2012 Purchase Award College of DuPage Health and Science Department, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
2012 Purchase Award, Village of Barrington, Barrington, Illinois.
2011 Purchase Award, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois.
2010 Purchase Award, Edward Hospital, Plainfield Cancer Center, Plainfield, Illinois.
2009 Purchase Award, Edward Hospital, Plainfield Cancer Center, Plainfield, Illinois.
2016 Awarded the 2016 NICHE Finalist, NICHE Magazine, Rosen Group.
2016 Award of Excellence Arlington Heights Promenade, Arlington Heights, Amdur Productions.
2015 Accepted Into The 2015 National Watercolor Competition Show, Springfield, Missouri.
2015 Award of Excellence Botanical Gardens, Glencoe, Illinois, Amdur Productions.
2015 Award of Excellence 3rd Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2015 Award of Third Place in Painting Category, Evanston Art and Fork Festival, Evanston, Illinois.
2014 NICHE Award Finalist NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2014 Award of First Place, Lubeznik Lakefront Art Festival, Michigan City, Indiana.
2014 First Place Award Of Excellence in Painting, Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, Illinois.
2014 Award of Excellence in Painting , Gold Coast Art Festival, Chicago,Illinois.
2013 Award of Excellence Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
2013 NICHE Award Finalist NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 Best Area Artist, Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville Art League, Naperville, Illinois.
2012 NICHE Award Winner, NICHE Magazine, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 Award of Excellence, Best Of Show, Naperville Woman’s Club 53rd Annual Art Fair, Naper Settlement, Naperville, Illinois
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