In 2006, I studied encaustic with Christy Dietz, and again in 2016, with fellow Teaching Artist, Barbara Ellmann. Current work in encaustic is developing a series from an artist immersion experience along the west coast of Ireland in May 2019. This developing body of work incorporates photography and collage with encaustic and will be shown at the Ninth Wave Gallery in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2020.