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Spiritual abstract and figurative fine art

Mixed media oil, acrylic and encaustic painting

Figurative / Abstract Works

Oil, cold wax, acrylic, graphite and mixed media paintings and drawings

Encaustic Mixed Media

‘Encaustic’ is a Greek word: ἐγκαυστικός, which means “burning in.” Encaustic painting is an ancient form of art using beeswax, resin and pigments, melted and applied to a wooden panel. The element of heat is necessary for a painting to be called encaustic (though there are other forms of cold wax paints which are not). The oldest surviving encaustic panels are the Fayum mummy portraits from Roman Egypt, dating from around 100–300 AD.

Encaustic painting as an art form was largely abandoned until it was ‘rediscovered’ in the 20th century and made popular by artists such as Jasper Johns. It is regaining popularity as more artists are discovering how versatile the medium is.

The type of paintings I have made are Encaustic Mixed Media, because they not only include encaustic wax, but also prints, oil paint, India ink, various pens and pencils, shellac, charcoal, graphite, pastels, textiles and found objects. They were fused (melted) primarily by using a propane torch.

Realist Works

Acrylic, pastel and graphite paintings and drawings

Other Endeavors

Art glass, sidewalk chalk, henna, graphic design, etc.

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