"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
-Henry Ward Beecher
I attended film photography school in Rhode Island, and later, became self-taught in the digital format. I traveled in rural areas photographing country landscapes and old barns for several years. Most recently, I trained with accomplished encaustic artists to learn the ancient technique of painting with molten wax, following my desire to create one of a kind art pieces.
Although I have embraced the medium of encaustic, I haven't deviated from my main interest in landscapes. I feel connected to the outdoors, specifically the wilderness and mountains of Colorado, where I live.
This is reflected in my work; I paint intuitively, drawing my inspiration from nature's calm or often stormy moods. I work with neutral earth hues as the subtle, sweet scent of melted beeswax permeates the air I breathe. This brings a calm similar to that which is found in nature. My wish is to evoke a kindred emotion in those who view my work.
I have been selling my art primarily online for years. This has enabled me to be discoverable to art collectors across the country.
I feel that art should be available to everyone. I offer my encaustic paintings & digital art in a variety of sizes to accommodate various budgets and spaces. I am always happy to assist by answering questions or by providing additional photos of any paintings of interest.
My photographs mirror my encaustic art style through a similar color palette and emotion. A large selection of my photography is available in my print shop, hosted on Etsy.