Encaustic is an ancient painting method developed by the Greeks over 2,000 years ago. Encaustic is beeswax, powdered pigments, and damar resin that is heated to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and painted while hot. I was introduced to the medium in college and received a research grant in 2004 to teach myself how to paint with molten wax. 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.
I love gardening and most of my work is inspired by my gardens and the pollinators that keep it thriving. Save the bees and protect the pollinators!