Encaustic Mixed Media

About the Art

Candace’s encaustic mixed-media work combines wax with various materials and found objects to explore the juxtaposition of the man-made and the abstract. Some of her works are intuitive and free-flowing, with a layered, atmospheric feel that is unique to this ancient art form. In others, there is a more formal organization that reaches back to her training in architectural illustration. Candace embeds rust prints in the encaustic, often with figure drawings or rusted hardware. Transferring rust from an object to paper creates a beauty of color and pattern that evokes a rebirth from industrial decay and is a metaphor for childhood roots and memories. She also plays with the concept of a “meme”—a cultural idea that spreads, akin to a virus—by incorporating shredded writings in the encaustic.
—“Improvisus” Exhibition at ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL)

What’s New

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Encaustic on Paper Workshop

Expand Your Art With Encaustic! Join visual artist Candace Law on Saturday, June 10 or Sunday, June 11 for a one-day encaustic on paper workshop and learn more about working on paper with this ancient art form using hot wax.

Encaustic Collagraph Workshop

Expand Your Art With Encaustic! Join visual artists Candace Law and Melissa Rian on Saturday and Sunday, April 22–23 for a two-day encaustic collagraph workshop and learn more about another way of working with this ancient art form using hot wax.

In Flawed Abundance

Exhibition on View April 7 – May 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9PM
Presented by the International Encaustic Artists and New Art Center in Newton (MA)

Exhibition Catalog Available

A full-color catalog featuring all of the encaustic art presented in the “Wax in the D” exhibition at the Village Theater in Canton has been published and is available for purchase. The 58-page, soft-cover catalog is priced at just $14.95 and can be purchased online from Amazon.com or ordered through your local bookstore.