In My Studio
"My encaustic painting method uses a combination of melted bees wax and resin as my medium for laying down pigment. I use pigment powders to create color. Each layer of activity is fused with a propane torch. My HDO wood scraps are the perfect ground for encaustic paintings, allowing me to perform aggressive scraping and fusing techniques. I incorporate various mixed media effects as well as collage and transfer techniques into the wax, often drawing directly onto the wax. My component pieces are then assembled to create a multilayered, multi-textured landscape."