It is not down in any map; true places never are.”- Herman Melville

My encaustic map paintings combine two of my passions- art and history.  Unlike my Acrylic Maps, which are based on places as they are now, I use mostly historical maps for my encaustic work.  Sometimes I’ll even combine historical and modern maps, creating opaque layers in the wax that represent the evolving nature of places and the people that influence those changes.  

Raleigh Then and Now- $135.00

8×8 Encaustic on Cradled Wood Panel

Unframed, Wired and Ready to Hang

This painting is designed with two maps- the first is a July 1797 plan of the city of Raleigh.  The map incised in the top layer of wax is a present map of Raleigh, showing some of its’ major streets like Glenwood and Capital.  The present builds on the past.  Perfect for the Art and History enthusiast.

The Outer Banks in Black and White- $155.00

8×8 Encaustic on Cradled Wood Panel

Unframed, Wired and Ready to Hang

This piece is all about texture.  The land of the Outer Banks, NC is built up using a stipling technique to texture the wax, while the water is smooth.

Abstract Streets – $165.00

Set of 2 6×6 Encaustic Paintings on Canvas

Unframed, Wired and Ready to Hang

This set of 2 canvases is an abstract representation of streets built upon streets, the present built upon the past.

Albemarle Sound – $165.00

12×12 Encaustic Painting on Cradled Wood Panel

Unframed, Wired and Ready to Hang

The Albemarle Sound above opaque encaustic layers and a compass.

Encaustic is such an amazing medium to experiment with.  I have so much fun mixing elements like ink, paper and found objects with wax.  I hope you enjoy some of my past encaustic works.

Past Work