I have always been fascinated with color and texture and inspired by all the beauty that surrounds me every day. I found my creative outlet in interior design years ago and then started to create art,primarily using collage. After attending an encaustic workshop in 2008, I became hooked on theprocess.  I have taken workshops with internationally renowned encaustic artists both in person and online. I continue to grow and evolve my practice, combining encaustic with other materials. I love the way the wax feels and smells, the versatility, layering and carving back, and the luminosity of the finished pieces. I sometimes start with an end in mind, but many times just let the process and my intuition take over and let the wax do what it wants to do. 


I live in Malvern, Ohio and spend as much time as I can in my backyard studio. When I am not in my studio, you may find me doing yoga, running on the hills of Lake Mohawk or traveling up and down the east coast, visiting my adult children and grandchildren.










Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio

Bachelor of Art, Integrated Life Sciences

Various encaustic and mixed media workshops both in person and on-line



Solo Exhibits:

Minerva Art Spot, Minerva, Ohio 2013

Carroll County Arts, Carrollton, Ohio 2014

Carroll County Arts, Carrollton, Ohio  2016

Dragonfly Art Studio, Norfolk, VA 2017

Julz, Canton, Ohio 2018

Dragonfly Art Studio, Norfolk, VA 2021

Minerva Art Spot, Minerva, Ohio 2021



Group Exhibits and Awards:


Canton Artist League  2012 – Honorable mention

Algonquin Mill Festival 2013 – 3rd place overall

Carroll County Arts 2019 – 1stPlace Mixed Medium

Stark County Artist Exhibit 2019

Stark County Artist Exhibit 2021

Stark County Artist Exhibit 2022

Stark County Artist Exhbit 2023

Las Laguna Art Gallery, Woman in Art 2023



Industry Involvement:

Minerva Art Spot Resident Artist, 2022-present

Board member, Carroll County Art Center, 2011-2017

Member Massillon Museum of Art, 2020-present

Member International Encaustic Artists, 2022-present

Member Canton Museum of Art, 2023-present

Member Canton Artist League, 2023-present


Current Gallery Representation:

Minerva Art Spot - Minerva, Ohio

Ruth Koomler Gallery - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Berlin Creek Gallery - Berlin, Ohio





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