I make artwork, primarily paintings in wooden frames I hand make with my dad. I paint with an ancient method called encaustic, which uses beeswax and pigment to create a very unique paint. The beauty of encaustic is in the translucency of wax and the layers that capture light like no other medium can.
How did you learn your art/craft?
I learned the basic encaustic technique through a quick 10-minute demo from a friend. The rest all came from experimenting and learning as I went along.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I am inspired by many things in life, such as books and music, notable things people say, and nature. But I would say the idea I paint about most often is human nature: why we do the things we do, how we interact with others, how experiences change us.
Do you have a "real world" job?
I am happy to say this is my real world job!
Your five favorite things:
My husband, dogs, board games, sunshine and trees, seeing people laugh.
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