Anna Koot is an encaustic artist residing in St. Marys, Ontario. The rural setting in which she lives continues to influence her art. After many years of studying a variety of mediums, she has fallen in love with encaustic art. The ancient art form of encaustic uses natural beeswax, mixed with resin and pure pigment. The aroma of beeswax fills her studio, as tins of coloured wax are melted to begin another painting. Heat is a very important element in her process. The wax is melted, allowing it to be painted onto the surface with brushes, and then repeatedly reheated using her favourite tool, a propane torch. "Every girl should own one."
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