I am currently working in two separate and distinctive media, acrylic and encaustic. While both are paint, technically speaking, they behave very differently and my focus with each is different. With encaustic I primarily focus on collage; simple shapes, hard edges & lines, and color drive the process. My acrylic (mixed media) work often incorporates elements of collage as well, but in a much looser, more fluid and intuitive way. I find pleasure in each equally and I feel that for my art practice they are both essential as each seems to inform the other.