I am a Kapiti based Encaustic Artist, Photographer, and Beekeeper. I have combined all 3 of my professions to complete a full circle in creating my artwork. Encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax mixed with a tree resin, to which I add inks and 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, luminous colour, and it keeps me close to nature.