am deeply inspired by nature and the healing qualities that come from being outdoors. “Fall Impression” represents that the change in seasons are very similar to our emotions.They are both in a constant state of change and renewal. “Fall Impressions” is a pure encaustic painting on wood. I made the pigments using a recipe of damar resin, beeswax and raw pigments to create the vibrant colors. This mixture is kept at a constant temperature on a skillet so it will stay in a molten state. Each brush stroke is then fused together with a heat source which creates a smooth finish. When the painting is cooled, it is then buffed with a buffing wheel to a high sheen. This has been shown in several local galleries. It is currently in the 822 Gallery, Royal Oak, Mi.