Mnemosyne, 24” by 48” encaustic on wood panel, sold
Lioness, 24” by 48” encaustic mixed media on wood panel
Ice, 40” by 60” encaustic mixed media on wood panel, sold
Metamorphosis, 36” by 36” encaustic mixed media on wood panel, sold, inspired by Bernini’s Daphne
Emerging from Tidal Mists, 18” by 24” encaustic on wood panel, sold
Eve, No Regrets, 24” by 48" encaustic on wood panel, sold
Creating these works has felt like a journey through a sort of alternative perspective of space and time. Meandering within landscapes of seaweed and mists, rustling leaves and softly whispered stories. As I wandered, I painted, one layer at a time and gradually these somewhat otherworldly beings emerged.
I’m using an ancient and organic encaustic painting process that involves beeswax, tree sap, pigment and the wonderfully luminous secretions of the female lac bug. All of these elements are fused together with very high heat, and in the process the elements flow, their forms alter and mingle together, and it’s always surprising.
In these paintings, I’m endeavoring to capture moments in time representing personal growth, aspirations and metamorphosis.