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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“Welcome Back…Again” Encaustic Workshop

Spring is in the air and with it, our thoughts turn to new art challenges. This workshop on March 26 will be an introduction to the medium for beginners, as well as a refresher for those who have worked in hot wax before but would like to be reminded of some of the basics again before settling into their work.

My Work on the Cover!

I am beyond honored to have my artwork shown on the cover of Still Point Arts Quarterly magazine, the Spring edition, as well as being one of the artists accepted into their current art exhibition “Mixing Mediums”.

“Welcome Back to Encaustic” Workshop

Join visual artist Candace Law on August 12 as she welcomes artists back to the studio for the first “back to normal” encaustic workshop. The day will begin with a review of the process and materials to get you warmed up, followed by demonstrations of several techniques that might have become “rusty” for you like creating texture, collage, and stencils.

Encaustic Painting Workshop

Start off an exciting new year with the first workshop at my studio: “Encaustic Painting” on January 27. If you are new to encaustic and have thought about trying it to see how it fits into your creative offerings, this is the workshop for you. Even if you’ve had some experience, but haven’t been working with it for awhile, this could be a great time to “brush up” on the basics of this lovely medium.

Encaustic Collagraph Workshop

Expand your art with Encaustic! Join visual artists Candace Law and Melissa Rian on Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19 for a two-day advanced encaustic collagraph workshop and learn more about this technique of working with an ancient art form using hot wax.