Waterhead Inspiring Art – Stroppy Herdwicks

Continuing Waterhead’s link with Ambleside and District Art Society, for the next months we are featuring a painting by local artist, Liz Savage, inspired by a meeting with a few Herdwick ewes.  Continue reading “Waterhead Inspiring Art – Stroppy Herdwicks”

Inspiring Art – The Gondola Sails for Home

Waterhead enjoys a close link with local artists in our community. For the next few months we are hosting a work by Mike Labrum entitled, ‘Evening, The Gondola Sails for Home’. Continue reading “Inspiring Art – The Gondola Sails for Home”

Supplier Spotlight: Rebekah’s Encaustic Art

Local artist Rebekah Claire Matthews will be showcasing some of her art, created using melted beeswax at The Festival of Smoke at The Wild Boar. Ahead of the festival we take the time to learn more about this ancient form of painting…

Encaustic Art, an ancient form of painting

art5Encaustic art is an ancient form of painting using coloured beeswax which is applied to card using an iron. The word “Encaustic” comes from the Greek word “enkaustikos”, which means “to burn in”.

Rebekah has spent the last few years developing and perfecting her skills and knowledge of Encaustic art afterfirst being introduced to the medium by local arts and crafts specialist Marilyn Hale.

Encaustic Art is an ancient form of painting which uses melted beeswax to which coloured pigments have been added.  This technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300AD.  Rebekah is one of only a handful of artists in Cumbria to specialise in the art-form. Continue reading “Supplier Spotlight: Rebekah’s Encaustic Art”