I am a mixed media painter and photographer with more recent emphasis on encaustic painting and encaustic photography.
My love for encaustic painting began as a beekeeper. I was searching for a way to honor the beautiful wax that is rendered when harvesting the honey. I came upon this ancient art form and fell hopelessly in love. There is so much opportunity for depth and dimension; there are endless doorways that open to luminous, ethereal places seemingly magical. There are continual prospects for technical diversity: waxing, scraping, carving, stamping, incising, embedding, fusing and layering, as well as integration of photography. I never realized how much fun you could have working with a blowtorch!