I’m a German-Israeli-American artist living in Idaho. A visual arts graduate of UCSD, I’ve spent much of my career in the digital space, but when I discovered encaustic painting, I knew I’d found my medium. The endless possibilities for texture, layering, and depth of color fascinate me. And because of the material’s reflective, opalescent effect, I can achieve a visceral quality I find very satisfying.
My personal approach to the encaustic technique is to under paint the layers for added dimension. I use iridescent paints and crystalline powders that allow the shapes to catch light, glow, and shift with the sun. To add detail, I often apply oil pastel and/or silk ribbon. Whether the subject is land or seascape, people or animals, or color-driven abstracts, each piece is unique and somewhat experimental.