The technique Shima uses is Encaustic Painting, the 5,000-year-old art of painting with Beeswax, Pigment and Fire. Creating her landscapes, layer-by-layer, becomes a meditation; adding the elements, smoothing, heating, watching the beeswax and pigment combine, adding, smoothing, and heating. Again and again until Shima sees what she feels in her heart. As with all impressionistic art, and especially Encaustic Painting, creating her work required Shima let go of every last bit of ego, letting … Read More
What lies beyond what appears to be – the True meaning of Life – inspire my artwork. Grounded by the horizon – with wax, fire, and brush in hand – I am free to explore Spirit and what lies beyond the physical realm. At some point one gives way to another. The horizon blurs and boundaries dissolve. A feeling, an emotion, or simply knowing emerges. The art reveals its message. This is when I know the painting is complete.