For the Love of Wax
I am a visual Artist working in Encaustic Painting, 3-D & Mixed Media born in Brixton, London now working from my Studio in East Devon/Dorset border not far from Lyme Regis.
Over the years I have worked with many different medium including glass and ceramics, for the last eight years I have been experimenting and exploring with bees wax & resin, known as encaustic wax, combining pigments, charcoal, graphite, oil, ink & organic materials, the wax is applied molten onto birch wood board and then heated and fused creating many layers which I then scrape back, incise and embed into the wax and then re-working and adding new layers, capturing the natural and organic formations found along the Jurassic Coastline & the surrounding area. I also work in 3-D, making organic forms using janeses kozo paper, wax and pigments.
I make my own medium in the studio using filtered bees wax which has been treated to remove the natural yellow of the bees wax, it produces a clear glossy finish almost like glass when used with or without damar resin.
Encaustic painting has a wonderful translucent quality, I love it for its organic quality which when heated creates a variety of lustrous effects, which can be reworked at any time.
I am passionate about what I do and hope to inspire others.
These are just a few of the artist & photographers who have attended my beginners intensive course - Julie Edwards, Lyn Kirkland, Sam Banister, Jennine Parker, Jan Shand, Marina Gibbons, Susan Line, Lin Hensman, Lyn Kirkland, Gilly Sakakini, Susie Liddle, Zoe Pollock, Stuart Burch, Lena Jones, Alvaro Petritoli, Julie Rymer & Steve Nayar, thank you for your kind testimonials.
I have exhibited in group exhibitions at the Arndean Gallery, Cork Street & the OXO Gallery, London as well as many other Galleries across the UK.
Visits to my Studio by appointment only please firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspired by the Jurassic Coastline the Natural World & Organic
where ever my mood takes me.....................
Workshops held in the Studio throughout the year
New Workshops for 2015
Will now commence later in the year
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