Sticks and Stones

"everything is illuminated in the light of the past.
It is always along side of us...on the inside, looking out..." 
 — Jonathan Safran Foer

I have a long and abiding love of megaliths.  I currently spend my time (besides making art) researching the histories of those sites and cultures as well as making regular pilgrimages to the ancient landscapes in the British Isles and beyond:
Castlerigg, England
Careg Sampson, Wales
St. Just, France
dolmen du pouyol. France
Kona, Hawaii
I find that to ‘be on the ground’ with these fantastic monuments, to experience them in-situ, I am able to draw more meaning for me personally - which I hope is imparted to others through my art. 

The landscapes in which many of these ancient works are found can also bring healing and spiritual peace.
Uffington White Horse
- not a stone, but enigmatic just the same...
lagatjar alignments, France
West Kennet Long Barrow, England
 mougau bihan, France
Anglesey, Wales
With my series 'Portraits of Stones' I hope to bring out the soul of these enigmatic monuments. I chose encaustic to depict the stones for the connexion and resonance with the ancient subjects - encaustic is itself an ancient medium and paintings with it can last for thousands of years.