A Mixed Media artist working with oils, acrylics,encaustic wax, and metal leaf.

“I like to create a mixture of surface textures between smooth and almost 3-dimensional with natural fibers, encaustic wax and other materials that create an interesting and unique surface. Most of my recent work is figurative mixed media. Usually the figures in these pieces are smooth and 2-dimensional rendered in oil or acrylic, yet in a slight optical illusion, seem to stand in front of the textured background. I also work with a lot of metal leaf which reflects light differently to other materials, creating a magical effects of light as if it were the source of the reflected light you see shining off it, enchanting the surface of the painting.