The Artists

Susan Arens

Encaustic paintings

Bainbridge Island, WA

I am a Bainbridge Island artist working primarily in oil and encaustic painting (heat-fused, pigmented wax.) I enjoy the challenge of encaustic painting and the wonderful variety of finishes you can achieve from glass-like to highly-textured. Frequently, I combine the encaustic medium with other elements such as thread, sheet music, tissue, fabric and Japanese paper. While I am always fascinated with figurative work, over the last year I have also been exploring the idea of geography and place through abstract landscapes, memories and old nautical maps.