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.