I have been drawing and painting since I was two years old.
When I was in my early teens I became interested in the landscape tradition of painting and did a lot of plein air work. I still like to work on site. The light changes and highlights appear in areas that began as shadow. When finished I am always pleased that over the course of two hours I have captured far more light than could be
After working for a number of years with the encaustic medium, I decided to look into the images created in encaustic by our ancient ancestors and was fascinated by the highly sophisticated ancient cave art. I decided to try reproducing some of them.
To render new images in the cave art tradition I worked on developing a rock form. I wanted a surface that looked and felt like a rock; a kind of
When I was in preschool, my favorite time of day was when I was allowed to draw and paint. The first painting I did was of my grandparent's farm. I remember how I loved working on that picture. As I got older, this love never faded and eventually I went to college to study art.