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Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax mixed with a tree resin, to which I add coloured pigments. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface, usually prepared wood or in my case upcycled trays. This ancient technique from Egypt dates back to 100-300AD, used to make Fayum mummy portraits. I am attracted to this medium for its dimensional quality and luminous colour. It also keeps me close to nature. My artwork simple and timeless

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