EDMONTON, AB | Cindy James lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and has worked as a court stenographer and television closed captioner since 1992. In 2010 Cindy participated in an encaustic painting workshop and fell in love with the vibrant colour and versatility of the medium. She has learned her craft through various encaustic workshops both online and through travel to the United States. Cindy continues to focus her work on the exciting yet ancient medium of encaustic wax and all that it offers.
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Meet the Artist
Encaustic medium is a perfect fit for my inquisitive nature and my passion for learning. I am as enamoured with the glassy smooth surfaces as I am with the textural capabilities of wax, and the ability to transform a painting into something sculptural is a constant source of delight. I use my original photography and illustration in my mixed media work and have embarked on an exploration of encaustic collage with the inclusion of machine shorthand notes as elements in my paintings.
I work in a variety of sizes and unique formats and have a special love for miniature paintings. I often incorporate abstract backgrounds into my landscapes as I explore the many ways to use mixed media techniques with encaustic.