My three most recent series are encaustic works on 18”X18” birch panels. Low Tide was inspired by a walk on a beach in Massachusetts on a very dark and cold January day. Colors had been reduced to black, white and silver and the slow draining of the seawater was still actively carving the surface into complex abstract patterns as I walked. Each piece in the Low Tide series includes patching compound, watercolor, graphite powder and encaustic medium, a wax-resin blend. Let Loose and Submerge/Emerge are pure encaustic paintings, They were made at my studio in Maine in summer and autumn, where I look out onto woods, meadows, a flower garden and a cove dotted with small islands. There is a lot of color and movement up on the hill, especially when the wind blows in from the sea. These two series are an attempt to capture some of the changing color and movement of the trees, grasses and water.