From oil paint and acrylic to encaustic and mixed media the process of making art fascinates and engages me completely.
I am continually expanding a body of work that celebrates Saskatchewan landscapes. The theme of this body of work is the macro and micro landscapes of Saskatchewan. The macro includes our living skies and prairie vistas, northern lakes, and country roads. The micro are those tiny landscapes found in gardens, ditches, and flowerbeds; those often subtle and overlooked miniature vistas found in our own backyards and farmyards.
My encaustic paintings are made with beeswax, damar resin (a natural tree sap that acts as a hardening agent), oil paint and other media. I paint in layers, fusing each layer with heat. Encaustic painting has a long history, dating back to the 5th Century B.C. The word encaustic means to burn in, which refers to the process of fusing the paint. Beeswax is impervious to moisture, it will not deteriorate, it will not yellow or darken. Encaustic paintings do not have to be varnished or protected by glass.