“Dusk” | Oil Paint, Indian Ink, Copper, Encaustic Wax, Amber Shellac, Archival Photographs | 36″ x 12″


 I am a mixed media oil paint and encaustic wax medium painter. I gather inspiration for my work from my travels across Canada and the United States. My work begins with the photographs I take exploring the beautiful, often hidden, sometimes forgotten, homesteads and farms across both countries. I use these photographs, printed on archival paper, to create a visual story, trying to create a sense of place and time, perhaps a mood, a wonderment of what was, of what may have happened so many years ago.

Encaustic wax is a mixture of beeswax and damar resin. It was first used in the Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits around 100-300 AD. Encaustic paintings may be the most durable paint medium as evidenced by the Fayum mummy portraits having survived over 2000 years without cracking, flaking or fading.

My award winning paintings have been exhibited nationally and are in private collections in the United States and Canada.


For questions, or for more information, I can be reached at:     sherigoldsmith@icloud.com