My work revolves around the mystery of the invisible reality – inspired by ancient history and the truths embodied in the world’s great spiritual traditions. My interest is in how the heart responds to symbol and surface, to color and composition. I’ve come to view my paintings as meditations or conversations centered on the interplay between substance and spirit.
The media that dominates in my work is encaustic paint. Its origin dates back to 500 B.C. and is a mixture of bee’s wax, tree sap, and pigment. It is applied in a molten state and heat fused after each layer of color hardens. My painting technique has evolved to create complex organic surfaces of vibrant color and detailed form.