I began using a heated environment in 1998 while in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. My strokes were fairly uniform wavy lines to achieve an impression of the beaches and water around me. I soon moved to hills, plants, clouds, trees and now other worlds. As my interest in this medium continued I learned to control the heat which would give me thinner and thicker strokes which adds a little more personality to my impressions. Thermal oil wax encaustic.