Encaustic is my primary medium because of the unique depth and texture it brings. I manipulate the wax through scraping, using impressions and smoothing techniques to evoke the natural world that I find through my camera lens. I am inspired by my surroundings and walk every day to capture nature. This is an important part of my creative process and where most of my ideas begin to take form. Trees, texture in nature, reflections in water, sunrise, sunset, flower petals, dew drops; these all influence my work. This is especially represented in my new Journey series represented here for POS. I've captured the play of light and motion. My intent is to create landscapes with differing vitalities, vibrancies and moods and draw viewers to places from their own memories.