Artist Statement

My current passion is influenced by shapes that make up our universe. I’m mesmerized with the cosmos and can’t stop looking up whenever I'm outside. My paintings are created using the encaustic method which uses molten beeswax and pigments which are combined to paint on any absorbent, non-flexible surface. Layers are fused together with heat so I use a blow torch or paint gun depending on the technique I’m working at the time. Encaustic can be combined with photography, collage, sculpture, ceramics and much more. I particularly like how intense the colors can be made and the versatility of using pastels, ink, stamps, stencils, etc. to create an infinite variety of pieces.


Aptos, CA