I have always had an inner need to create and have explored colour and design in many forms. In recent years my focus has been on visual arts and I completed my Certificate in Art and Design from the University of Saskatchewan (USCAD) in 2014.
A family connection in New Zealand introduced me to the ancient medium of encaustic art. The vibrant colours and luminous qualities of the waxes were fascinating and I needed to explore its capabilities for myself. What could be more fun than melting the waxes and opening oneself to the surprises that unfold with these wonderful, rich colours?
Quite possibly for me the answer is watercolour batik. This is a process of combining wax and watercolour, layer upon layer on Ginwashi paper, working from lights to darks. The final step is to iron off the wax and watching the image appear. It is always an exciting moment for me!