In the Studio
Several years ago, I was searching for a way to bring a certain level of texture and depth into my work. I began to experiment with Encaustic paint in the studio and was immediately intrigued by the versatile nature of beeswax. Working with the wax in a molten state allowed me to take advantage of its textural and sculptural qualities as it solidified. Encaustic quickly became my medium of choice. I spent a considerable amount of time working through various techniques trying any and all applications I could think of or read about. I felt a creative door open and ideas I had been sitting on for years came rushing out. I continue to be challenged in this medium everyday, finding new techniques and incorporating Encaustic with other materials.
Encaustic: beeswax, pigment, resin
Mixed Media: anything I can get my hands on
Cold Wax: beeswax, oil, pigment, mineral spirits