Encaustic, Mixed Media, Collage

 

I am a mixed media encaustic artist, living with my family in Ontario, a few hours outside of Toronto in Canada. The beauty of this landscape inspires my work. To learn more about me view my artistic statement and c.v.

I am often asked “what is encaustic?” In recent decades, this wonderfully luscious medium is experiencing a resurgence, as more and more artists discover its versatility. It is an ancient technique, which literally means “to burn or heat”. Appropriate, as each stage of encaustic painting involves heat. The wax is melted, mixed with pigment, and then each layer is fused with heat. The fusing can be done with a blow torch, heat gun, iron, or light bulb, depending on the effect desired. Being a collage artist for many years, it was a natural fit for me to include found objects and collage of all sorts in the wax (encaustic medium).

Enjoy your time browsing this site, and please feel free to contact me with questions or comments about my encaustic art, shows & exhibits, encaustic workshops, encaustic art supplies and/or dancing through cancer.

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Encaustic Workshops

I have been teaching encaustic since 2002 and leading creative workshops for over 20 years.  I love teaching this medium because it lends itself to experimentation, which allows for a sense of freedom and play in the classroom.

All of our workshops take place at our encaustic school: 'the hive' in the Alton Mill, near Orangeville, ON,

Encaustic Art Supplies

To purchase Encaustic medium and art supplies please visit Waxworks Encaustics our online encaustic art supply store.

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