Collaborative mural project over July 4th weekend!

I am thrilled to be joining my friend and amazing illustrator Taina Litwak for a project she has designed and organized single-handedly.  She and about 100 illustrators & artists will be creating two murals to highlight the flora and fauna of the California coast.  The murals will hang for a month at the Sanctuary Exploration Center (SEC) in the heart of Santa Cruz.

Taina is an illustrator at the Smithsonian Institution/American Museum of Natural History and does absolutely stunning work.  If you are in the area, stop by to see the murals as they are created.

The GNSI Exhibits Committee is doing something NEW!

Kelp Forest Panel
10 × 16.5 feet
81 drawing spots (small 8” × 10”, medium 12” × 15”, large 15” × 18”) plus odd spaces
Black diversity borders for names

California Coast Panel
4 × 7 feet
19 drawing spots (sized approximately the same as large panel) plus odd spaces
Black diversity borders for names

Follow this link for more information:

It's a busy weekend! Mission Federal ArtWalk and Opening at ArtnSoul Gallery!

Please join my fellow artists and me in Fusion Encaustic at the ArtWalk in Little Italy this weekend.  The show runs from 11am - 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.  We will be in booth #748-749.

And if that isn't enough, the lovely ArtnSoul gallery in Encinitas is having its 9th anniversary bash Saturday, April 30 from 5-8pm.  Live music, food and lots of unusual and interesting artwork.  Several new artists will be featured, including yours truly.  Please join us if you can.


Awarded one of two 2016 Emerging Artist Grants from the IEA!

Michelle Hayden and I have been honored to receive these grants from the International Encaustic Artist society.  I will be producing an installation of beeswax and fabric vessels over the coming year with the proceeds of the grant and will keep you posted in my new Work category, Work in Progress!

Many thanks to the IEA and Congratulations to Michelle!

To learn more about the grant and the IEA, click the following link:


ArtWalk San Diego coming soon


Linda and two of her partners in the group Fusion Encaustic- Shima Kelly and Suzanne Merritt - will be some of the gazillions of artists in San Diego's best known fine art fair.  Please join us and enjoy a day strolling in Little Italy.