My creativity and life stories are expressed with coastal marine
themes that capture the wild beauty of my home, Alaska.
The medium of encaustic is my material of choice; a blend of
beeswax, damar crystals and pigment. Often using charts, scraps of
paper and found objects that are embedded in the wax medium.
I draw upon first hand experiences of fishing, its dangers and
excitement. Eroding river banks, weathered canneries, set net sites,
surfaces are beaten by heavy winds and torrential seas the rustic
landscapes tell a compelling story.With every year there are subtle
changes and inspirations for a fresh perspective. I’m drawn to these
surfaces with textural layers that disclose a story.
Using encaustic, painting, scraping, and scratching, I seek to
reveal pieces that speak of the past and present. For me, inspiration
is often a mystery. In painting, one thing inspires while another
fades away. As in the landscape, changes are absorbed and