I am an encaustic artist based in coastal West Sussex. I use a blend of beeswax, resin and pigments to create a range of unusual and striking pieces. I specialise in waves and seascapes, having lived by the sea for much of my life. I also love creating unique photo-encaustic pieces, using original photography and immortalising it in wax.
I have been fascinated by encaustic art since I was a little girl, when I saw a lady at a craft fair working with wax and a hot iron. I adored the fantasy type images she was creating with jewel colours that shone! It wasn't until many years later when I spied an encaustic iron in a charity shop that my own journey with wax began. I now mainly work with a hot plate, brushes and heat gun to build layer upon layer of wax, creating images with real depth, texture and luminosity.
I studied in Manchester and have a degree in the History of Design & Fashion. My work is currently displayed in homes in Canada, Italy and across the UK. My future plans are to run local workshops to introduce more people to this ancient art form.
Venue: The Victoria Institute, 10 Tarrant Street, Arundel BN18 9DG
Exhibiting: 19th-22nd / 26th-29th Aug + Bank Holiday Mon 30th Aug