Encaustic paintings and sculpture as well as encaustic monotype.
I am an artist. It took me about 40 years to actually convince myself of that. As a busy, married mother of three daughters, my creative side was at times smothered by daily routine. I've now reached a stage where my artistic self can be free to create at will. I was searching for something different when I discovered encaustic. Although the concept of painting with beeswax was new to me, it's actually a very ancient art form. Encaustic medium is created using a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment. Each layer of wax must be fused together using heat. I love the amazing texture that can be achieved by building layers of wax and then using tools to carve and scrape away.
I had no idea where this love for encaustics would take me, but it's been an amazing journey so far. From experimenting in my garage, to selling my work in studio tours, and now teaching in my own studio....I can't wait to see what's next.