Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, resin and pigment that is melted and applied to wood supports, allowing for endless possibilities for layering, collage and texture.
Jen Leighton is an Oakland, CA-based artist and art educator. She has earned a BFA in painting and a MA in Art and Religion. She teaches art at Castro Valley High School and conducts private lessons in her studio. Some of her tutees have their work on display in this show. Her current passion is spending time with her family and to explore texture and design through the media of encaustic collage. Layers and texture are important elements in her work revealing a variety of materials. Inspiration is found within natural elements, vintage drawings, playful child inspired designs, religious symbols, and language: specifically ASL (American Sign Language; her parents are deaf) and English.
More information about Jenn Leighton: www.jenleighton.com