Five years ago, I became a beekeeper to harvest wax for my encaustic painting passion. [Encaustic paint is made with beeswax, damar resin and pigment]. In the process I made the serendipitous discovery that honey is a much more precious gift from bees than wax.
So, while I am waxing the encaustic possibilities in sculpture, collage, monotypes and painting on large wood panels, I am also tending bees, harvesting honey and lavender, and creating natural products from my artistic inspiration and from the bounty of Chesterhaven Beach Farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
I live each day with gratitude and respect. I'm honored and committed to host healthy beehives. If bees disappear, we can't sustain our agriculture or our own survival. I bring this insight and awe of nature to my encaustic painting, an ancient art form. It is my hope that you will feel the expansive energy of life in the bees, the sun, and the waves instilled within all of my products.