My paintings and prints explore themes of memory, loss, and identity through the ancient encaustic process of layering beeswax and natural pigments. ‘Found’ objects and collaged papers, are encapsulated between thin wax layers, leaving a smooth lustrous sheen on the surface providing a protective ‘skin’ to the outside world.
Images may begin with the remnant of something old, the fragment of a dream, or the memory of a distant landscape. My work is concerned with a sense of identity and relationship, represented by shape and form. Those based on vessels explore the vulnerable inner world of the psyche, and the concept of contained feelings and emotions within a boundary or vessel.