ARTIST STATEMENT

 

My favorite material is encaustic paint. I am drawn to the medium for the way it encourages experimentation and playfulness, for its capacity to be layered and sculpted, and for the sensual nature of the aromatic beeswax which permeates my studio. My favorite technique is to carve and scrape back into the layered wax. This reduction process creates a complexity of color, shape, and inter-connectivity impossible to achieve with a paintbrush alone.

I enjoy the depth and range that painting in series provides. Current work portrays concepts of exploration, travel, change, and transition.