Natures palette offers a range of wild intensity to subdued tranquility. I am attentive to the environment and landscape, finding artistic inspiration, meditation, and structure in the impressionistic patterns that exist in the natural world. I paint primarily with encaustic and recently have been exploring soft pastel after spending many years working with watercolor. I love experimenting with new combinations using traditional and non-traditional materials. Pure colors meshed with organic shapes and form allows me to create visual energy on a flat surface.