I am a photo encaustic artist living in Miami, Florida. My work combines the encaustic technique of painting with images that I photograph in Everglades National Park, Big Cypress, Fakahatchee Strand and Central Florida. I focus upon Florida's botanicals, landscapes and animals- the struggling riches of our state. I daydream about this saturated land as it once was, the flocks of hundreds of birds, the plethora of alligators, panthers, deers and smaller animals that once lived a balanced coexistence. It is within this dreamlike world that I am able to linger as I transform my photos with the art of encaustic painting.
I have a selection of work for purchase and I accept commissions. Keep an eye out below for my encaustic workshops and photography classes given here in Miami, FL.
Saturday, Sunday June 3 & 4th, 2023
10:00 am -3:00 pm each day
The Photo Transfers Upon an Encaustic Painted Surface workshop is one of three photo encaustic workshops taught by Andrea Clement. This workshop will teach you how to create a photo encaustic artwork by using the photo transfer process and encaustic painting techniques. Encaustics is a mixed media technique that involves using a melted beeswax medium which is applied to a wooden surface and then other materials such as paint, ground pigments and oil pastels are incorporated upon and within the wax.
In this two day workshop, participants will have a hands on introduction to the techniques of creating and building up smooth translucent layers of wax, fusing, creating texture, application of paints, oil pastels, and pigments, and the photo transfer process upon the painted waxed surface. This workshop is open to novice and experienced artists, as well as those who just want to try something different with their photos.
No painting experience is needed for this process. Participants will take home 2 encaustic pieces that they have created from their own photographs.
To register: CLICK HERE