About the Artist

Lyn  is based on Portland in Dorset and works primarily with encaustic bees  wax. Encaustic meaning 'to burn in'. This type of painting was practiced  by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C., and by the Romans  for portraits and scenes of mythology on panels.

The  additional advantages of working in this medium allows the artwork to  become tactile through it's textures and a warm feeling to the touch.  Collaged items, text, photographs and other euphemera along with colour  pigements can be added to create these extraordinary pieces.

This medium gives Lyn the opportunity to constantly develop her skills but also  discover 'happy accidents' through experimentation. The results produce  incredible individual pieces of artwork with a unique quality from an  exciting new medium and artist to Athay Gallery.