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.

Cersium
Cersium

24" x 18" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. $725

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Ceridwen
Ceridwen

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media $525

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Pythia
Pythia

24" x 12" Encaustic with mixed media $625

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Ellinore
Ellinore

24" x 18" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board $725

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Cucurbita
Cucurbita

12" x 12" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. $425

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Eos
Eos

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media $525

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Pasiphae
Pasiphae

10" x 10" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board $390

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Dimitra
Dimitra

24" x 24" Encaustic with mixed media $900

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Titania
Titania

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media $525

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Oberon
Oberon

16" x 16" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media $525

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Ostara
Ostara

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

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Narcissus
Narcissus

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

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Jewel
Jewel

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch panel $390

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Viola
Viola

18" x 24" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch board panel $680

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Idunn
Idunn

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

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Julia
Julia

24" x 36" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. $1350

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Niobe
Niobe

16" x 20" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. $550

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Delilah
Delilah

16" x 20"x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board. $575

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Rhea
Rhea

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

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Skadi
Skadi

18" x 12" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

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Phaedra
Phaedra

24" x 12" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

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Aurora
Aurora

18" x 12" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

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Ianthe
Ianthe

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

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Freya
Freya

10" x 10" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board *SOLD

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Arachne
Arachne

12" x 12" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board *SOLD

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Caliban
Caliban

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

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Hermione
Hermione

10" x 10" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

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Hebe
Hebe

12" x 12" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board *SOLD

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Terpsichore
Terpsichore

24" x 24" Encaustic with mixed media on birch cradle board *SOLD

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Zephyr
Zephyr

24" x 30" x 1.5" Encaustic with mixed media on birch panel *SOLD

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Daphne
Daphne

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

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Hecate
Hecate

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

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Cressida
Cressida

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

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Phoebe
Phoebe

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

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Ember
Ember

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

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Calliope
Calliope

12" x 12" x 0.5" Encaustic with mixed media *SOLD

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Imogen
Imogen

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

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Hyperion
Hyperion

13" x 9" Encaustic with mixed media. *SOLD

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Miranda
Miranda

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

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Cordelia
Cordelia

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

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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.