|The foundation for the imagery comes during walks on the farm in Kent
County and early morning rows on the river, often before the sun breaches
the horizon. This work is deeply personal, reflecting my relationship to sense of place. The pieces are the result of snapshots etched into memory and interpretation of feelings aroused by the color, light, shadow, texture and
form. Often I want to stop time because the beauty, which is in the natural
world at that instant, is so profoundly moving. Unable to impede the passage
of time, the attempt is to recreate that moment in my studio, merging the
intersection of reality and impression.
Encaustic pleases me, with its smells and finished surface, allowing me to
build on previous experience working with watercolor and pastels. I
appreciate that the viewer’s experience of the image may seem more
intimate with the barrier of glass removed.
Morning & Mist Series II
Encaustic and Pastel
12" x 12"