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i am greatly inspired by nature and the conflict between nature and man-made things. daily i take in these things around me and i internalize them. they become mixed with emotional, philosophical and spiritual aspects of my life. what comes out is a new creation born of observation, passion and empathy. i find my paintings as i paint them. i work on several paintings at once, enticed by the creative process. using encaustic and mixed media, i wrestle with my paintings until they sit finished amongst the wreckage of my studio. my work is abstract but very organic. while i aim to keep the subject matter open for the viewers own interpretation, it is incredibly personal to me.