Artist Statement:

Texture drives my art.  I am looking to conceptualize, refine and visually explain the feel of what I see. The consistency of the encaustic medium offers a tangible depth and luminescence along with a tactile quality that allows me to create paintings that can be looked into as well as looked at. I strive for these multiple dimensions in order to pull the viewer close to the raw beauty of nature and it's inhabitants as I see them.