After studying film and photography in Canada I made my way to Northern California in the mid 1990's. I stepped easily into the world of commercial photography in San Francisco by freelancing for various magazine, universities and corporations. When the photography industry shifted from film to digital I found myself spending more time working on the computer and less time working with my hands.

As a break from the computer I started to experiment with painting, wax and lighting. My work has always been a mix of disciplines and materials which include encaustic (wax) painting, photography, mixed media collages and hand-crafted lamps made from repurposed materials.

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