I am an artist based in the small town of Nairn in the Highlands of Scotland, working primarily in encaustic wax. I also hold an Honours Degree in Fine Art and write a blog on Medium.com. I like to write about art and self-improvement and most of my art blogs can also be seen here on my website. I am also a competent copy writer able to write in the arts sector.
The medium I use to paint in is hot, molten wax, as I find this best describes the fluid nature of the landscape where I live, which informs much of my art. I am also greatly inspired by the sea and the changing seasons.
Encaustic is an ancient painting technique which comes from the Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos) however the modern revival of this only came about due to the availability of hot electrical tools, and particularly the hot iron, which is the main implement used to paint with.
The application of the wax is free-flowing and a very relaxing and meditative process. Remarkable effects can be produced by it. One of the main techniques used in this painting process is called ‘scrying’ whereby the flow of the molten wax will determine the direction of the painting based on forms created. However, the artist is still, always in charge.
When looking at the finished artwork, viewers will also see totally different things in the same painting, due to this unique medium. In fact, several artists use this process to provide ‘psychic readings’ for clients.
Whilst I find this interesting, it is not a service I provide. I prefer the existing artworks to act as a form of meditation or as energy signatures to evoke the elemental forces of nature.
2010 – 2014 BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree @UHI, Moray School of art, Elgin
2009 Portfolio Art @ UHI, Moray School of Art, Elgin
2008 Higher Art @ Nairn Academy
2019 Solo Exhibition @ Nairn Community and Arts Centre
2017 Solo Exhibition @ Nairn Community and Arts Centre
2016 Nairn Open Exhibition @ Nairn Courthouse
2014 Moray school of Art 4th year show @ Moray College Elgin
2013 Moray school of Art 3rd year show @ Eden Court Inverness
2019 Started Patreon page
2016 Opened Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MoltenImaginings
2015 Started Facebook page www.facebook.com/moltenimaginings