For me it was love at first sight 

It all started

when I was strolling among the billowy, white tents at the Winter Park Art Festival in Florida. Lightening struck and angels sang as the most astonishing, glassine, enigmatic painting caught my eye. I was smitten. I immediately had to know "what is this gorgeous thing, pure as the driven snow?" 

I wanted to know everything about painting and sculpting with hot wax. To this day, the more I learn, the more I want to know about encaustic.  Few things have so completely ignited my imagination and set mind and my hands to work. I can say it is truly what gets me up in the morning.