ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS
These richly textured paintings rely on an underlying history beneath the surface of the wax to arrive at the finished work. The stories they tell may be different for each viewer. I begin with an underpainting—of collage materials, paint, ink and pencil marks on the panel—I then apply encaustic medium and continue to work in layers obscuring, building up and revealing, scraping away.
For me, abstract art expresses emotion in a way that representational doesn’t. I also find the horizon line to be grounding, creating a sense of place and of belonging, for this reason, I return to it again and again.