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The first 13 years of my life were spent on the misty and rocky shore of northern Scotland. Worn rocks and green moss, ancient buildings, fairy tales, gray moors, and mysterious lochs seeped into my bones and made me love all things old and lyrical. The next 15 years in Texas taught me to love big open space, discover my artistic calling, and embrace a contemplative life. Now in North Carolina I am enjoying four seasons, forests and country roads, rain, old tobacco barns, and giant slugs.


ABOUT ENCAUSTIC:

Encaustic painting (painting with beeswax) is one of the earliest forms of painting known to mankind. The nature of beeswax is such that it preserves and binds well, making it a steadfast and reliable medium - assuming, of course, the conditions are right. As long as your room temperature does not exceed 200…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 22
  • Joined July 4, 2010

Favorite materials

Wax, string, paper, found objects, gold leaf, oil pastel, red colored pencil, maps, old letters, nails, old books

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About

The first 13 years of my life were spent on the misty and rocky shore of northern Scotland. Worn rocks and green moss, ancient buildings, fairy tales, gray moors, and mysterious lochs seeped into my bones and made me love all things old and lyrical. The next 15 years in Texas taught me to love big open space, discover my artistic calling, and embrace a contemplative life. Now in North Carolina I am enjoying four seasons, forests and country roads, rain, old tobacco barns, and giant slugs.


ABOUT ENCAUSTIC:

Encaustic painting (painting with beeswax) is one of the earliest forms of painting known to mankind. The nature of beeswax is such that it preserves and binds well, making it a steadfast and reliable medium - assuming, of course, the conditions are right. As long as your room temperature does not exceed 200 degrees, or go below freezing, your encaustic pieces will remain damage-free. For this reason, though, I will try to take extra caution in packing and shipping your work to you.

CARE OF YOUR ENCAUSTIC WORK:

Over time, dust, pollen or small particles whizzing through the air may gather on the surface of your encaustic painting. This is quite normal! Use a soft rag (the kind you use to wash your car...or your eyeglasses) and gently rub the surface to make your painting look like new again!

Wax is a natural moisture-blocker, so although I don't recommend leaving your piece sitting in the rain or under a ceiling drip, don't fret too much if a small amount of water accidentally drips on the piece. Just gently wipe away the moisture with a soft cloth.

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