THE PRACTICE OF ENCAUSTIC PAINTING dates to ancient Greece. In fact the word comes from the Greek enkaustikós: to burn. With modern heat technology, encaustic painting has regained popularity since the early 19th century. Purified beeswax is combined with damar resin (a hardened tree sap) and pure pigments to create subtle, translucent layers which are fused together using a torch. All encaustic works on my site are made using exclusively archival materials and, with proper care, will not fade, separate, or crack over time. Caring for your encaustic painting.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS OF MY ENCAUSTIC WORK:
Beginning in March of 2019, Heart of America Artists Association will be joining with the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma commemorating the 200th year of the Arkansas Territory. Approximately 80 two-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums, by artists from nine states, have been juried into a collection and are based on people, places, objects, stories and cultures from the two centuries of the geographical Arkansas Territory. The Exhibition will travel to several locations including museums and galleries in Arkansas and Oklahoma in 2019 and 2020. For exhibition locations or for purchase, please contact the Heart of America Artists Association.