About Encaustic Wax Art
I predominantly work with the medium of Encaustic Wax. This unusual medium is made from pigmented beeswax and is heated using specialist tools which I use to manipulate the wax. What I find most captivating about this unique medium is the depth of colour and expressive mark making that can be achieved with it. The wax is not a precise medium to work with and you often have to work and make decisions quickly. I feel it is these special qualities that suit my hand and ‘loose’ style of working, as I create that ‘captured moment’ in wax.
To fully appreciate how I 'capture a moment' in encaustic wax, please watch the video montage below of me painting a seal pup!