Encaustic & Mixed Media works are based on an ancient method of painting with beeswax, known as encaustic (Greek: to heat or burn; dated 4th century BC). Examples from A.D. 100-125 survive today in the form of portraits on mummy castings in Greco-Roman Egypt. By blending pigments with beeswax and a tree resin called damar, I create a medium to paint with. Having experience as a beekeeper, I feel a deep respect for these amazing creatures who fertilizes plants, which supply us with their medicine wisdom and nourishment.
Monoprints are designed by applying medium onto a heated aluminum plate followed with paper or fabric pressed into the wax while still warm. This creates a one-of-a-kind image which can then be texturized or enhanced by introducing additional layers of wax with completely new elements.
Giclee Prints of my works are available for purchase. Contact me for details.