As a working artist, I bring over 20 years of experience to teaching my painting and printmaking workshops. I began teaching encaustic painting in 1996 after teaching myself the medium in the early 1990's while living in my storefront studio in Northeast Portland.

Many of my students local to Portland got their first exposure in an encaustic painting workshop within the walls of my North Portland studio and have gone on to be practicing artists and workshop instructors.

Artists have come from many parts of the world; Tasmania, Alabama, Australia, Canada and Dubai to take my workshops. I have also taught throughout the U.S. and Canada. ProWax Journal, an online publication where I am sometimes featured, is a great resource and has list of colleagues of mine who teach by region.