Artist Statement

Painting with encaustic really does equate with a kind of alchemy for me. I may have some idea of what I want to achieve but I can never be sure of how I will get there or exactly what I will find.  The way the medium behaves, I find it is best to start with a color I want explore, or a feeling I want evoke.  Then as I work with the paint often an image or a feeling will begin to form, sometimes surprising me. 

My winter explorations in oils have been moving beyond a fascination with the sky, and onto an exploration of those in between times, just before dawn or dusk, when the sky is often illuminated in the most beautiful colors, but the land is still shaded and dark. 

Much of my work focuses on the play of light and color. I attempt to use paint and pigment to capture the feeling of energy and transformation.


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