Artist Statement

           

I paint because I was raised surrounded by a creative and artistic family who always supported my inner artist. I paint because it’s my outlet. I paint what I find beautiful.

I began primarily using encaustics because I was captivated by its ancient history and was challenged by its process of heating and cooling which captures the dynamic of chaos & demands control unlike that of any other painting medium. 

The process of encaustic demands a confident hand as well as a hand that can allow the spontaneity of the flow of the wax.  This balance of discipline and disconformities are reflected in my work as well as my life.

I work out of my small studio in my home in Stevens Point.  Natural oak frames are custom built by my partner, Chad, and all reproduction prints are produced by me.