Here you will find examples of my encaustic work, supplies, my teaching/showing schedule and links to interesting places. 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.
We have exciting news: come July we are celebrating three years at the hive - our encaustic school & gallery, in Alton, just 10 min. south of Orangeville, ON. It's a great place to teach, and it's also wonderful for Daniel Beirne (my husband) and I to show our encaustic work. Drop by and visit, we are there most weekends from noon til five (call first to be sure please! 519-323-3437 or 323-7611) www.altonmill.ca It's a magical place, with over 30 artists studios, galleries, hiking trails and a fresh food cafe and bakery!
A recent series involves dancing on the beeswax! Check out art in 2010... one inspired by 'You Say Party!' and the other by 'The Ting Tings'... let me know what you think!
I am often asked "what is encaustic?" In recent decades, this wonderully 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 and encaustic art supplies.