My work is about process with an emphasis on the organic properties of the materials I use and how they mimic nature and landscape. With my encaustic paintings I use a vocabulary of techniques to create a space. Ink and acrylic stain and bleed on the canvas creating a sketch. The splatters and glazes of oil fluidly represent the effects of water and reflection. Lines and gouges in the wax form trees. Beeswax blends and diffuses creating atmosphere. I do not render a landscape as much as I allow the materials to naturally create one.