Encaustic painting excites me because of wax’s versatility, its ability to blend, morph and evolve. I can only control so much of the process as each pigment reacts uniquely to heat and substrate. I may have a vision for a work but am often the happy victim of an accident – a surprise that surfaces from the wax as colors mix, shapes form and patterns emerge, telling me where to go next in the development of that particular work. Each piece grows over time as the wax layers must be carefully built.This process creates a depth and luminosity within the painting that is unrivaled. I draw most of my inspiration from nature and enjoy creating both objective and non-objective art.