I am a professional artist. Nature is my muse. I’m inspired by its unrelenting qualities of rejuvenation and renewel. As a part of nature I believe we need to respect the connection we have with the natural environment. In nature things change, evolve. Like a forest goes through an ecological succession, so do we as individuals evolve and are at present a compilation of bits and pieces of the experiences we traveled. This idea I want to translate in my art. Cold wax and oil lends itself perfectly in expressing this idea. It affords the opportunity to show a history of the painting by building up layers obscuring what's beneath and removing layers to reveal bits of past layers. It represents the history of a life that becomes the compilation of bits and pieces of it's past experiences.