I am a painter and pyrography artist based in Anchorage, Alaska. My paintings focus on portraiture and anatomy, while pyrography draws me to a wider variety of subject matter. Certain natural materials--wood, bone, pine branches--are particularly well-suited to woodburning, and my work centers primarily on maritime subjects, fossils, and Alaska’s natural landscape.
Pyrography--literally "fire-writing"--is traditionally performed on wood or leather with a heated metal rod. In my pieces, I use an electric tool with a variable temperature setting, and burn on a variety of woods.
Click below for a short video illustrating the process.