Before my photography career took off, (back in the 80’s, and yes I was complete with the big 80’s hair) I used to draw and paint a lot. I don’t like to brag, but I was very good at it too. I was on the “Best 100 art students” list for my portrait drawings. My kids are all grown up now, so in the last several months I’ve taken up painting again. I have taken an interest in encaustic and have really fallen in love with this medium. I’m obsessed actually. I am excited to offer encaustic works to my clients, both paintings and encaustic photography.
Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos) and can be traced back to portraits painted in 100-300 A.D. by Greek painters in Egypt. Encaustic is the oldest medium still in use today using beeswax, damar resin and pigment. The encaustic medium can be used to encapsulate and preserve a photograph, adding depth and interest to the surface of a photograph (and preserving it in the process) or to create many different kinds of art. I love the details and texture in encaustic paintings. Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax to fusing the layers of wax. Working with molten wax I use a torch, heat gun and other tools to create pieces that have depth and movement. Please let me know if you are interested in having me create a custom piece for you. Thank you and enjoy! Please email me if you are interested in purchasing any of my original pieces: firstname.lastname@example.org
Encaustic photography-24×30 photographic print fused with encaustic medium on 2 inch cradled board:
8×8 inch Triptych “Wave” encaustic mixed media painting on cradled board:
“Black and gold wave” 9×12 encaustic painting on cradled board
You really have to see these in person to truly appreciate them, the texture and depth just draws you in…I could stare at these for ever!
I’m dreaming of white with a suggestion of a red tulip and a long green stem with a splash of gold leaf….what would you like to see me create? Please let me know!