Nicole’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, and has appeared in popular magazines as well as textbooks and scientific journals.
“My art is a combination of photography and encaustics. I transfer images directly into beeswax, and embellish with colored wax mediums I make from oil-based or powdered pigments. I enjoy the wide range of possibilities inherent in this technique – the evocative and distressed tones, and especially the additive and subtractive qualities that come along with the process. Through my art, I continue to express concepts of growth and awareness, and to
promote the preservation of our external environment as
well as the cultivation of our inner.”
Encaustic painting is one of the oldest forms of art known to man. Samples can be seen as far back as the Egyptian Fayum Mummy portraits, which are over 2,500 years old. Encaustic paintings are resistant to moisture, acid, and mold, and thus contain excellent archival properties. Treat them with a minimal amount of care, and they can be handed down for generations.