I begin each piece using traditional materials, including acrylic and oil paint, pastels, ink, charcoal, and encaustic wax, but often I also use extraneous materials, including photographs, wine foils, newspaper clippings, and ephemera from flea markets. For the Blooms Series, I used paints and encaustic wax exclusively, manipulating these materials to create landscapes and abstracts using brushes, stamps, and heat. These pieces are largely inspired by the blur of flower farms I've often seen out my window while driving through rural America.
As the daughter of painters, I grew up surrounded by color-splashed canvasses, breathing in the smell of linseed oil. For me, art brings with it a sense of home, and I strive to create works that might bring others that same comfort.