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 I set my gaze on this astonishing, glassine, enigmatic painting. I was smitten. Immediately, I wanted to find out "what is this gorgeous thing?" 

I have found my bliss with encaustic. I wanted to know everything about painting and sculpting with hot wax. I still travel all over the country taking workshop vacations and meeting other encaustic instructors and practicioners. To this day, the more I learn, the more I want to explore the possibilities of encaustic.  Few things have so completely ignited my imagination and set mind and my hands to work. It incorporates my photograhy + mixed media and just about anything else I throw at it. I also love teaching encaustic to other artists. It is a medium that truly what gets me up in the morning.