Artist Statement I love the luminosity, depth of layers, and surface texture that can be achieved with the mediums of encaustic or oil with cold wax. The techniques involved with both allow me to capture subtle nuances of color and texture details that may reference an allusion to a place, an object, or simply a feeling. Elements and marks that speak of the passage of time —weathered aging brick, peeling paint, old script and ephemera, lichen on stone — are fascinating and beautiful to me and frequently inspire my artwork. My creative process is an extension of my contemplative nature, which is evidenced in my finished pieces. Always, I endeavor to convey a sense of peace and tranquility through my art — that same calm centeredness I find along the coast. In creating, I work to follow the intuitive nudges I sense within. In essence, I am invited deeper and I seek to reflect that invitation through my art.