"I paint with a torch." I make paint from beeswax, earth pigments, tree resin, & oil paint. This is Encaustic. When fused at extreme temperatures onto wood canvases, the paint becomes enamel like, glossy and permanent. Depth and dimensionality is achieved by painting in layers separated by transparent medium.
"Art Sparks the imagination." -Sherri "Sha" Rowan
"Leap of Faith" 24x32
Creating has been my life-long passion. After 30 years of painting in various medium and styles, I have reached the pinnacle of my artistic career with Encaustic painting. Ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks used this medium to create art that would be impervious to moisture and withstand the test of time. Intrigued with the tradition and the chemistry afforded by this medium, I fuse layer after layer of beeswax paint and earth pigments (to birch panels ) using butane torch, sealing iron, and heat gun. My work comes finished and ready to hang. I am a member of Tamarack Artisan Foundation and Tri State Arts Association. email@example.com
"Inspired by Failure" 24"x48"
"A Moment of Clarity" 32"x36"
"Dream Field" 24"x48" framed, on birch
"Amber Unearthed" 24"x48" (sold)
"Naturally Inspired" (close-up)
24"x48" encaustic, mixed media on hardboard. Includes dried flowers, cotton fabric, oil paint, beeswax, tree resin called "Damar." The aroma of beeswax is warm and inviting.
This painting features a "wet shellac burn." Shellac is a natural substance that is combined with alcohol. In this application, I painted on amber shellac and ignited it while wet. The alcohol burns off while the amber shellac boils atop the oil/wax/resin paint layer.
"Aquatic Dreamscape" close-up
Close-up featuring amber shellac burn.