I incorporate a blend of modern art techniques with time-honored traditional mediums in my paintings, specifically oil colors/pigments and encaustic wax paints along with various other materials. I make my encaustic paints and wax medium by hand myself, which I consider an enjoyable and crucial element in the alchemy of my creative process. Combining new world tools with old, traditional painting disciplines satisfies both sides of my artistic nature; my love of emerging creative technologies juxtaposed with the luminosity and tactile qualities of encaustic wax painting techniques that date back to the ancient Egyptians. My art is built gradually in layers of colors, textures and found materials to develop an image that is rich with intense vibrancy and depth. I am constantly experimenting with new ways to visually represent my ideas that stem from the inspiration the world shows me every day.