Encaustics

Art by Corinn Simpkins
Additional Information
Caring for your encaustic painting.
Many people express concern in regards to temperature and direct sunlight hitting the piece.  Encaustic work is resilient and can tolerate a fairly large temperature range.  For example, I occasionally put a piece in the freezer to cool the surface.  In fact, I left one overnight and stressed it to test durability, and discovered it was not easily marred.  On the other extreme, I use my garage wall as overflow for finished work and the garage has registered as high as 110 F with no damage.  
If you notice your painting looking dull or dusty, simply polish with a clean dry cloth.
Encaustic paintings often do not show well in photographs.  The surface texture and luminosity of the wax is difficult to translate to a 2D format.  Our patrons always express how much better the works look in person. 
Our home/main gallery is open to appointments.  Please contact us for a showing.  In addition, we can send close-up pictures of any work we have on hand.
 
Unless otherwise noted, each piece is custom framed in the studio by my husband and ready to hang. The frames not only give the piece a finished quality, but protect the edges from being damaged. I sign and label each piece on the back. 
  1. Order Descending
    Order Descending
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 475.
  2. Disturbance
    Disturbance
    Encaustic 12 x 12 in 175.
  3. Joyful Anticipation
    Joyful Anticipation
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 475.
  4. Nightfall on the Palouse
    Nightfall on the Palouse
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 325.
  5. Replenish
    Replenish
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 375.
  6. Freeflow
    Freeflow
    Encaustic 12 x 12 in 175.
  7. Reaching
    Reaching
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 475.
  8. Recovery
    Recovery
    Encaustic 12 x 12 in 175.
  9. Illuminated Seas
    Illuminated Seas
    Encaustic 12 x 12 in 275.
  10. The Beginning of Things
    The Beginning of Things
    Encaustic 24 x 12 inches Infusion Gallery, Troutdale OR
  11. Just the Three of Us
    Just the Three of Us
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 475.
  12. The Spirit Beckons
    The Spirit Beckons
    Encaustic 48 x 12 in 1000.
  13. Deliberate Design
    Deliberate Design
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 375.
  14. What Once Was
    What Once Was
    Encaustic 24 x 12 in 375.
  15. Enchanted Forest Triptych
    Enchanted Forest Triptych
    Encaustic 12 x 12 in, 24 x 12 in, 12 x 12 in 850.
  16. Salvage
    Salvage
    Encaustic 24 x 12 in 375.
  17. Glory Declared
    Glory Declared
    Encaustic 36 x 24 in 1800.
  18. The Answer Lies Within
    The Answer Lies Within
    Encaustic 24 x 24 in 550.
  19. Rhythms of Grace
    Rhythms of Grace
    Encaustic 24 x 48 in 2400.
  20. Depths
    Depths
    Encaustic 12 x 24 in 475.
  21. Words of Wisdom
    Words of Wisdom
    Encaustic 62 x 12 inches $1200
Encaustic Engraving
In these works I incorporate my love for painting, drawing, and doodling.  
  1. Awareness of Glory
    Awareness of Glory
    Encaustic Engraving 48 x 24 inches 1600.
  2. Sound of Silence
    Sound of Silence
    Encaustic Engraving 12 x 12 inches 175.
  3. Gather Branches from Magnificent Trees
    Gather Branches from Magnificent Trees
    Encaustic Engraving 18 x 48 in. 1500.
  4. In Complete Harmony
    In Complete Harmony
    Encaustic Engraving 24 x 5 in SOLD
  5. Evolution of Design
    Evolution of Design
    Encaustic 60" x 24" SOLD
  6. Evolution of Design (detail)
    Evolution of Design (detail)
    The history of architecture across the world engraved throughout the tree. How many familiar structures do you recognize?
  7. The Eyes of the Lord Search the Whole Earth
    The Eyes of the Lord Search the Whole Earth
    Encaustic 48" x 28" $2400
  8. The Eyes of the Lord Search the Whole Earth (Detail)
    The Eyes of the Lord Search the Whole Earth (Detail)
    Images inspired by satellite views of cities, neighborhoods and geological features
  9. Hide and Seek
    Hide and Seek
    Encaustic 24" x 12" SOLD
  10. Variety of Spiritual Gifts
    Variety of Spiritual Gifts
    Encaustic 36" x 6" $325
  11. The Secrets We Hide
    The Secrets We Hide
    Encaustic 24 x 48
  12. Lead Me to Calm Waters
    Lead Me to Calm Waters
    Encaustic Engraving 12 x 48 in $1400