Size: 8"W x 10"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This piece is created with encaustic wax. Encaustic means melted wax and it is one of the oldest art forms around. The Egyptians used it frequently. It slowly went out of style but in the past 40 or so years has made a dramatic comeback. The piece starts with a wood board. I scorched part of the board with a blow torch. Then I added the orange and yellow oil paint sticks. The circles are created from wood filler that I pushed through a stencil. Once dry I torched those as well. I finished with piece with several layers of encaustics and added the "weeds" towards then end.
Art in all its many forms has inspired me since I was four years old where I would try to copy the Sunday comics. Over the years, my love of art and the maturity of my work has grown into a love affair. I am now more dedicated than ever to creating works of art that people will enjoy for years to come. This desire to inspire others with my creations acts as my catalyst to see the beauty and inspiration in the world around me. I am a native Oregonian currently living in Portland. I grew up on a farm where nature was everywhere. This constant connection with nature helped me appreciate it for its powerful color and beauty. With the exception of taking a couple of art classes I am completely self-taught. I have spent hours pouring over reference manuals, reading about other artists, visiting galleries and shows but most importantly, spending countless hours in my studio. My works of art are truly images of my soul and every piece starts as an inspiring moment in my life. Thank you.