Encaustic Monotypes

The encaustic monotype process requires me to surrender, use tools that often result in unpredictable outcomes, and forces me to stretch and grow as an artist.

Encaustic monotypes are prints made from wax paintings transferred onto paper. The paintings are created using solid pigmented wax sticks, brushes, sponges, and other tools on the surface of a heated metal plate, a hotbox. The use of pigmented wax paint allows me to build layers of texture into my painting resulting in a color rich, complex, one-of-a-kind painting.