I always looked closely at nature. Loved color and texture. Wanted to make things. Now I am a professional artist, and I get to do these things on a daily basis.
I use many different mediums, such as hot wax and pigment (encaustic), oils, pastels, and even clay. I do not believe my artistic process should be restricted by locking into one type of medium. A new direction is sometimes discovered via a new medium. Why restrict art!
Mixed Media, teaching art, selling art, painting