I paint because I was raised surrounded by a creative and arty family who always supported my artistic talent and ambition. My drive is to create art, teach wax workshops, protect the pollinators, and help build a vibrant art community in Central Wisconsin.
I began primarily using encaustics (molten beeswax, pigments, and damar resin) 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.
Owner of Buzz in Art Studios in Stevens Point, WI. Workshops Available.