Encaustic is an ancient technique of painting with hot wax. I painted with oil on canvas for many years, but was curious about encaustic. It is now my primary medium.
As a painter, my primary motivation is to create something I have never seen before. This continual push to find expression, surprise, and delight is what powers my work. Color, line, shapes, grids, layers, transparency, and even mistakes are all language I use, all elements that make a painting interesting and unique.
I paint primarily in my old barn on the coast of Maine. It is a magical place, surrounded by amazing beauty and an overwhelming connection to the natural world.