ENCAUSTIC


What is encaustic?

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax to fusing the layers of wax. I create my own encaustic medium using natural bees wax, carnauba and pigment. This ancient method of painting with quick drying, hot liquid wax, using a variety of brushes and tools, results in incredibly tactile surfaces and translucency. Each layer is reheated to fuse it to the previous layer. These paintings are extremely archival with the colours remaining fresh and bright, due to the protection of the wax.

"Yellow Light", Encaustic wax on panel, 50 x 50cm, Framed.
"Drift", Encaustic wax on panel, 50 x 50cm, Framed.
"Luminescent", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 50 x 50cm, Framed.
"As It Was", Encaustic wax on panel, 50 x 50cm
"Breaking Through", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 50 x 50cm
"Fusion", Encaustic wax on panel, 50 x 50cm
"In The Moment", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 50 x 50cm, Framed.
"Searching", Encaustic wax on panel, 50 x 50cm, Framed.
"Sun Breaking Through", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 50 x 50cm
"Tidal Energy", Encaustic wax on panel, 50 x 50cm
"Passing", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 40 x 40cm, Framed
"Within", Encaustic wax on canvas panel, 40 x 40cm, Framed
"Light Breaking", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Chasing Dreams", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Floating", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Beautiful Strange", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Marking Time", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Marking Time II", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Passing Through", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Remembering", Encaustic wax on canvas panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Rockpools", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Rockpools II", Encaustic wax on wood panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Sea Light", Encaustic wax on canvas panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Shorelight", Encaustic wax on canvas panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"The Dance II", Encaustic wax on canvas panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Waveform", Encaustic wax on canvas panel, 30 x 30cm, Framed
"Burnished Blues", Encaustic wax on panel, 25 x 25cm, Framed
"At The Edge", Encaustic wax on panel, 15 x 15cm, Framed