Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos).
Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). I use R&F encaustic gesso, wax medium, as well as their pigment wax blocks and pigment sticks. Using a selection of brushes, carving tool and a heated stylus, I “paint” with the hot wax.
My encaustics are inspired by the beauty that lies within the details of every aspect of nature, from the palette to plant life…in all its stages…and all we see and feel when outside.