Brimicombe, Dawn

The Jurassic Coast remade in hot wax, it’s possible that Dawn Brimicombe has hit upon a brilliant combination.  Her methods and materials have an affinity with her subject – cliffs and stones and mud and sand can be shaped oddly and worked upon and so can encaustic was medium (filtered beeswax and damar resin) – which Dawn heats and fuses and scrapes and cuts – and her works also carry the glow of happy memories – like pebbles that stay wet and sparkling in the sun.

Dawn has exhibited widely across the UK over the years including group exhibitions at the OXO Gallery and the Cork Street Gallery in London, she continues to work from her Studio on the East Devon/Dorset borders where she is constantly inspired by the sea, the natural world, organic formations, colour, line & texture.

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Gillespie, Angie

Angie Gillespie is an encaustic artist from Eastern South Dakota. Her subject matter is mostly abstract landscapes with stretched out horizons & vast intricate patterns & designs that carry across the panel. Her brightly colored work is luminescent & has a certain glow as light dances between the many layers of wax.

Although self-taught in the realms of encaustic; in a primitive fashion, her love for the medium started as a child. Spending countless summer days at the lake, she’d create little fire pits with a grill top & melt crayons in metal jar lids.


“I loved melting crayons & pouring it on the sand, leaves or rocks. As absurd as it may sound now, as a child I was allowed to play with matches and make fires on the beach. But I was always reminded by my mother, “Make sure you pull your hair back!” I’d walk into the boathouse or garage & my dad would have countless odds & ends all neatly organized on the wall. I can vividly remember standing before all of it, thinking, ‘what can I make today?'”


Now many years later, Angie is consistently pushing the boundaries of what the wax can do & forging new ways to implement those ideas! Her goal is to never stop learning & to always evolve with her work through time & life experiences.


Angie resides in Sioux Falls with her husband, two children, two big pups & a lizard named Frank. She works from her home studio and downtown Printing Studio, APLIS Fine Art Printing – finding balance between everything. In her spare time, she loves to read, sit in her gardens & be silly with her family.

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Tormey, Alicia

She is one of the best encaustic painters and resides in Seattle, Washington .

Alicia Tormey is best known for her organic imagery and inventive techniques that involve a blend of bees wax, resin, shellac and raw pigments.

Wielding a blow torch, Tormey cultivates these materials into ethereal images of distant landscapes, waterways and explosive flora.

Alicia’s work has been featured on the cover of Professional Artist Magazine and in numerous other publications including Encaustic Arts Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine.

She is the recipient of a Grant for Artists Projects (GAP) award from Artist Trust and her works have been included in numerous exhibitions and public collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Tormey was recently invited by the U.S. State Department to exhibit her work in the American Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Starting up

Hi, I’m Susana F. Blanco, an artist and researcher based in Saudi Arabia.

I am currently researching and writing up my dissertation to get my International PhD in Fine Arts.

The thesis topic is:
“The BEESWAX used as material in Arts and its applications from the 20th century to the present”.

I would like to publish here all the data collected to share, not only with the research collective but with everybody.

I think that beeswax is a wonderful unknown gem that many people do not know yet and I will try to discover it to you here.

I also work at the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (Graphic Design Department) and, when I show this new technique to my students , they love it.

I will write the thesis in Spanish because I am from Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain. Anyway, here I will share it in English because it is the most universal language.

Please, do not hesitate to ask, comment and even provide new information because this will be very useful for my work. I would really appreciate this 🙂

I will also share my practical research with my encaustic paintings here:(www.susanafblanco.com)

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Also that it will be useful that you share it with others because this is the main purpose of my work:
sharing valuable information.

Thank you!

Hi, I’m Susana F. Blanco, an artist and researcher.
I am currently collecting data and writing up my dissertation to get my International PhD in Fine Arts.

The main topic of my thesis is as follows:
“The BEESWAX used as material in Arts and its applications from the 20th century to the present”.

I would like to publish here all the data collected to share, not only with the researches collective but with everybody.

I think that beeswax is a wonderful unknown gem that many people do not know yet and I will try to discover it to you here.

I also work at the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (Interior Design Department) and, when I show this new technique to my students , they are fascinated.

I will write the thesis in Spanish because I am from Fine Arts University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain. Anyway, here I will share it in English because it is the most universal language.

Please, do not hesitate to ask, comment and even provide new information because this will be very useful for my work. I would really appreciate this 🙂

I will also share my practical research with my encaustic paintings here:(www.susanafblanco.com)

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Also that it will be useful that you share it with others because this is the main purpose of my work:
sharing valuable information.

Thank you!