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  • What is encaustic?
    My encaustic paintings are made with beeswax, damar tree sap resin and pigment. I paint in layers, fusing each layer with heat. Encaustic painting has a long history, dating back to the 5th Century B.C. The word encaustic means to burn in, which refers to the process of fusing the paint. Beeswax is impervious to moisture (yes you can hang this in the bathroom), it will not deteriorate, it will not yellow or darken. Encaustic paintings do not have to be varnished or protected by glass.
  • How do I care for my encaustic painting?
    Treat an encaustic painting as you would any fine art. Use care hanging, transporting or storing a painting. 1. Consistent Temperature - Hang and store at normal room temperatures. Avoid freezing and extremely hot temperatures; wax will melt at 150°F / 65°C. 2. Avoid Direct Sunlight - Keep all artwork out of direct sunlight. 3. Humidity – Encaustic does not need to be protected from light humidity, for example, encaustic can hang in a bathroom. 4. Framing - Encaustic does not need to be protected by glass. 5. Curing - During the first 6-12 months, as the wax cures, an encaustic painting may develop bloom. Bloom is a naturally occurring hazy white residue. It may also occur if a painting is exposed to cold. Bloom can easily be removed by gently buffing the surface of the painting using a soft, lint-free cloth like a shop cloth or the kind for cleaning prescription glasses. The original sheen can be brought back by repeating the buffing process. I buffed your painting just before you took it home, and provided a blue shop cloth. Please note: **Do NOT buff the image lines as you will damage it** **CAUTION: You can easily damage the painting with buffing and it may not be repairable. Please be gentle.** 6. Once an encaustic painting has fully cured and hardened, it will repel dust.
  • What is linocut?
    Linocut is a printmaking technique. I hand carve a design into a linoleum sheet, use archival, eco-friendly inks to impress the image onto paper, then hand burnished with a spoon. I also have an etching press to help with the printing of larger images. I use the carved linoleum like a stamp and make many prints. I do the entire process by hand, from ripping paper to adding an information tag. Each linocut print has their own unique characteristics and are original pieces of art.
  • How do I care for my linocut print?
    Keep prints at room temperature and avoid high humidity or direct sunlight. If you choose to frame your print, keep the print away from contacting the glass. This may cause condensation to build up damaging the print.
  • Can I buy wholesale?
    Wholesale is available for linocut prints. Please contact me at for more information.
  • Do you offer workshops?
    I offer virtual and in-person workshops. Three participants mimimum is preferred but I have been known to do 1-on-1. Often, the maximum number of participants is 10-12. In-person workshops are dependant on Provincial Health Orders. Contact me to customize your gathering.
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