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Having worked with a variety of media and subjects, I have found my true passion in encaustic wax. This unique medium offers me the perfect balance between precision and freedom; I can manipulate the wax in a way that is both sculptural and painterly. My art is imbued with energy and a sense of movement that comes from the shifting and melting of the wax. Each piece is a journey, a moment captured in time and space. I invite you to enter my world and experience the beauty of encaustic wax.

Artist Statement is a destination for all art enthusiasts who appreciate abstraction and the therapeutic benefits it provides. As an artist, I have been creating abstract pieces for several years now and have found that it has allowed me to connect to my inner self in ways I never thought possible. I believe that viewing abstract art provides a unique opportunity for everyone to connect with their own emotions and inner thoughts. Each piece of my art is created with the intention of providing that connection for my audience. Visit my website today to see my latest pieces and find your connection with abstraction.


The Encaustic Process

Painting with encaustics (wax) is an ancient art form that has enjoyed a resurgence in the last few years. Beeswax and dammar resin crystals are melted together to create the medium, then dry pigment or oil paint is mixed in to create color. It must be kept hot (about 200 degrees) during Painting. It is applied with bristle brushes in layers to an absorbent surface, such as birch wood panels. The layers are fused with a heat gun or propane torch.


The word encaustic comes from the ancient Greek, meaning "to burn in." Greek Artists practiced Encaustic Painting as far back as the 5th century BC. Legend has it that the Greeks applied coatings of wax and resin to waterproof their ships, which led to pigmenting the wax for decoration.


I love the extraordinary effects of depth and luminosity created, the incredible sense of transparency you can play with, and the richness of textural possibilities. What I enjoy most is the involvement with the process itself—the sheer love of beautiful natural materials and the completion of the process by sealing it with fire.

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