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Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment. — From Wikipedia

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Since 1992, I have done volunteer land conservation work with a small but intrepid group of other citizen activists. I’m a founding member of The Gulf Coast Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) land trust whose mission is the preservation of thousands of acres of coastal lands in Hernando and Pasco counties in Florida. We do this primarily by educating and networking, and creating a productive dialogue between willing sellers and funding agencies. To date, we have facilitated the preservation of more than 14,000 local coastal acres. Please click on the above link to see our website and click on the link below to read about my journey of land conservation in my March 2020 newsletter, Gulf Coast Conservancy.

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My art work in Firebirds Restaurants

You can see my original art work in any or all Firebirds Restaurants --and enjoy their delicious food at the same time! So far there are 45 locations.....and new ones are opening each year. Is there one near you? Click here to find out:

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More information and pictures can be seen in the Orlando Arts Magazine, "Artist's Space," March-April issue, 2015, Jessica Chapman. Click here to view.

Gadsden Museum of Art, "Hot Wax and Hot Glass: Leslie Neumann and Susan Gott," Quincy, Florida, June 6 - August 2, 2014. Click here to see installation shots.