Danita Cole is a painter’s painter. Heavily influenced by landscape she specializes in encaustic painting – an ancient technique also known as hot wax painting, which involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/ paste is then applied to a surface, usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used, to produce a richly textured finish. Danita currently lives on a 35ft sailing boat which is currently moored in Charleston harbour - so it isn’t hard to see why her paintings predominantly reflect the ocean. "There's nothing quite like the feeling of freedom one gets from living on a boat; not just from the physical freedom of being able to pick up and go, but also from the spiritual freedom that facing ones own mortality provides”. Danita has traveled extensively throughout her life and draws inspiration for her paintings from Mother Nature.