My purpose as an artist is not to imitate nature but to reveal a deeper connection to our natural world. I work in various mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Frequently I use textures to add dimension to my works.
I am a San Diego artist that discovered my unique style through experimentation and hard work. I began painting over 20 years ago and have had instruction by prominent artists including William DeShazo, Carol Cottone, and Reed Cardwell. I am noted for my use of textures and for my experimental approach to painting.
Encaustics is a classic art developed by the ancient Greeks. Beeswax is the main ingredient of encaustic medium and damar resin (pine tree sap) is added to increase the hardness of the wax. The pigmented medium, brushes, and painting surface are heated to keep the wax fluid while working.