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Encaustic on cradled wood panel
DescriptionI am an artist dividing my time between Syracuse and Chautauqua, NY. Although I work in several mediums, I am drawn to encaustics for sensory reasons- the translucent and tactile nature of the wax is so compelling. My process involves heating pigmented beeswax and applying it to a surface before cooling. Numerous layers are built up, fused with a blow torch, and then carved and scraped back meticulously with razor blades; often I will embed handmade papers and metal leaf into a piece. Encaustic painting dates back to the ancient Greeks, and indeed some of those early works have survived for thousands of years.
About this Artist
As a painter based in Syracuse and Chautauqua, New York, I am deeply inspired by the natural world around me. My work explores both abstract and realistic representations of nature, often blending the two in unexpected ways. Drawing and text are also important elements in my paintings, adding a layer of storytelling and personal expression to each piece. I am particularly drawn to aerial views, as they offer a unique perspective on the beauty and complexity of the natural world. In my work, I strive to convey a sense of calm and healing through the use of organic shapes and soothing color palettes. Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to create work that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the natural world, and to share that celebration with others. Through my art, I hope to inspire a sense of awe and wonder in the natural world, and to encourage…View Full Artist Bio