Melissa von Bunau

Encaustic Mixed Media

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Encaustic art is the process of painting with melted beeswax. The technique was used as far back as 300 A.D. by the Egyptians.  I have adapted the process to impact the earth as little as possible.  I love using recycled imagery.  I paint on birch panels with a combination of clarified beeswax and tree resin for hardening.  I add paint and imagery and then fuse each layer with heat.  Once the image is completed, it is polished to a soft sheen leaving an archival piece of earth friendly art.

I have a B.A. in Anthropology and a long history with Transformative Arts. I am a practicing Reiki Master, Intuitive Medical Healer and a Clinical Hypnotherapist.  I am receiving new clients as well as teaching Encaustic painting.