While I am working I try to engage as many senses as possible - the scent of the honey in the beeswax, the sound of music playing in the background, the sights of color all over the studio, the feel of the wax as it polishes beneath my hand, and the taste of a creamy cappuccino or cool glass of Riesling- all combine to influence my choices as I place color or object to the surface. In the end, it is a combination of all these experiences that create the given piece of art. I simply surround myself with inspirational items: found objects like old keys, maps, and postcards, reference books collected over the years, photographs of nature and people, pigments from Provence, color charts - and let the process begin. There is an inner world I access, where I can lose all sense of time and place and just create. Images play in my mind like old movies and lead me to search the studio for the right ephemera or color to translate the idea to the substrate. Sometimes I have to wait until it can be found and the piece sits for weeks- but it is worth it. When the right mix is achieved, it is like magic.
t.e. worked as an R.N. for 27 years while raising a family. After retiring from nursing, she found the time to focus a lifelong love of creating art into a series of works that grace the walls of collectors from Maine to Florida. She has experimented with many mediums over the years, but none has captured her imagination like the wax mediums of encaustic (an inspired blend of beeswax and damar resin) and cold wax (beeswax mixed with solvent and combined with traditional oil paint).
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