As a journalist turned artist, I found love in the strangest places: Printmaking, Encaustic Painting and Photography.
My early artwork explored the underbelly of society in lithographs, screen prints and oil paintings, just as I was writing about the underworld.
But as I grew as an artist, I explored diverse approaches, depending on the media that I was exploring.
While painting in hot encaustic wax, my esthetic concerns shifted to unusual shapes, shadows, repetition and abstraction. I could gouge into the wax, revealing colors underneath. I used the heat gun to explore movement, or create turbulent waves of color.
As a photographer, I could both document what I saw, whether inspired nature, urban landscapes, ethnic people and their surroundings in different countries. Or I could follow shifting light, shadows and abstraction in the strangest places.