ENCAUSTIC WORKS

Encaustic is one of the most ancient art mediums and dates back to ancient Greece. The word encaustic derives from ancient Greek and means "to burn." In contrast with many art mediums where petrochemicals are the base to which dry pigment is added, encaustic medium is a combination of natural beeswax and Damar resin, a special type of tree sap, that is worked while molten.  Paints are created by adding dry pigments to hot medium. My encaustic art is created using this pigmented medium in combination with ink, linseed oil sticks and shellac, another natural by-product of the Lac beetle. The layers are fused together using heat, in my case a blowtorch, so that I'm literally painting with fire!

My original botanical artwork can be seen here and at galleries and shows around the Bay area. For inquiries about a piece please contact me at my studio.

Rhea
Rhea

30" x 24" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

Hermione
Hermione

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Contact studio for more information

Ianthe
Ianthe

24" x 30" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media $1300

Oberon
Oberon

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Contact studio for more information

Titania
Titania

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Available through Falkirk Cultural Center

Eos
Eos

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Contact studio for more information

Narcissus
Narcissus

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Contact studio for more information

Caliban
Caliban

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Contact studio for more information

Idunn
Idunn

24" x 30" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Available through Arts Guild of Sonoma

Zephyr
Zephyr

24" x 30" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch panel *Available through Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Cleo
Cleo

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch panel. *Contact studio for more information

Jewel
Jewel

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch panel *Contact studio for more information

Daphne
Daphne

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch panel *SOLD

Gaea
Gaea

18" x 24" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board.*Contact studio for more information

Viola
Viola

18" x 24" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch board panel *Contact studio for more information

Hecate
Hecate

6" x 6" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch panel. *SOLD

Hermia
Hermia

6" x 6"x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media. *Contact studio for more information

Amphitrite
Amphitrite

6" x 6" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media. *Contact studio for more information

Julia
Julia

24" x 36" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. *Available through Falkirk Cultural Center from June 4th through July 1st

Cressida
Cressida

6" x 6" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. *SOLD

Phoebe
Phoebe

16" x 20" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. *SOLD

Niobe
Niobe

16" x 20" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. *Contact studio for more information

Desdemona
Desdemona

16" x 20"x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. *Contact studio for more information

Delilah
Delilah

16" x 20"x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. *Available through Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Ember
Ember

16" x 20" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on deep cradle board *SOLD

Calliope
Calliope

12" x 12" x 0.5" Encaustic with mixed media *Available through Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Imogen
Imogen

Encaustic with mixed media, 8" x 8" x 1.5" *SOLD

Hyperion
Hyperion

8.5" x 12.5" x .75" Encaustic with mixed media. *Contact studio for more information

Omorphia
Omorphia

16" x 20" x 1.5" Encausic with mixed media on birch panel. *Contact studio for more information

Miranda
Miranda

8.5" x 12.5" x .75" Encaustic with mixed media *Sold

Cordelia
Cordelia

24" x 30" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

 

Encaustic Painting

 A short video showing a burn technique I use a lot in my encaustic paintings. Hand pigmented shellac is applied to the surface of the piece and then burned in with a blowtorch to create unique textured lacey imagery.