Fascinated with encaustic art from the first time I saw it, I immediately knew I wanted to incorporate my photography with this ancient wax-based medium. Not knowing anything of the process, or how I could incorporate my photography, I decided to dive right in!
Love for the process, and letting my imagination flow, my work developed into creating purely wax paintings.
My encaustic works are made with beeswax, damar resin (a natural tree sap that acts as a hardening agent), and oil paint. I paint in layers, fusing each layer with heat. Some of my pieces use archival rag print or tissue images and some are created using purely wax with no images.
I continue to learn new techniques and stretch my perceived boundaries daily.
Encaustic, meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos) is an ancient technique of painting, dating back to the Greeks.
Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax to fusing the layers of wax with a torch.
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