ARTIST STATEMENT

           

I paint because I was raised surrounded by a creative & arty family who always supported my artistic talent. I am inspired by color & random moments. I paint what I find to be calming beauty in my busy life. 

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 and 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.

My art studio is in Stevens Point, WI. I teach encaustic workshops, I am the chair of the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, and I am part of Q Artist Cooperative Gallery in downtown Stevens Point.

I make all my giclée reproduction prints on paper in my home office. I use an Espon UltraChrome K3 Printer with pigment ink.