My work is heavily influenced by an intuitive painting process, as well as my love of color, texture and all the elements which nature has to offer. The moment I was introduced to the art of encaustics wax, I was hooked. I’m continually entranced by the way the hot wax flows and luscious layers of luminosity. Given the fact that I’m painting with 200° wax, the amount of control isn’t always a given and I’m often surprised with the finished product, which truly is the magic of the process. I also work with acrylics and mixed media on paper and canvas. I’m a lifelong Seattleite and reside in Burien with my husband and 2 Golden Retrievers who love the beach.