Carol Stanley Aaron
Carol, an artist who initially engaged in metal sculpture, primarily focused on photography and acrylics throughout her early artistic career. Her artistic direction dramatically shifted when she first witnessed an encaustic demonstration, falling deeply in love with the medium. Shortly after, she moved from Austin to Baltimore to immerse herself in learning the intricacies of painting with wax and has now found her way back to Austin where she professionally practices in this medium.
"For the past fifteen years, I have dedicated myself exclusively to encaustic art, showcasing my paintings in various shows, stores, and galleries from Maryland to California. Having returned to Austin for good, I continue to evolve my craft, constantly learning and inventing new techniques in encaustic painting."
- Carol Stanley Aaron
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For the past fifteen years, Carol has dedicated herself exclusively to encaustic art, showcasing her paintings in various shows, stores, and galleries from Maryland to California. Having returned to Austin for good, she continues to evolve her craft, constantly learning and inventing new techniques in encaustic painting. Carol now works from her lovely studio in North Austin, where she paints, teaches private students, and often reflects on her deep connection to Austin, wondering why she ever considered leaving.
Encaustic is the medium and process of painting with melted wax and pigment.
The greek word literally means "to burn in" referring to the heat fusing it requires. Over two thousand years old, hundreds of Egyptian encaustic mummy portraits (know as the Fayum portraits) are now located in the Louvre, the British Museum and collections around Egypt.
In my art, I have adapted the process in order to impact the earth as minimally as possible: I paint on cradled wood from a sustainable forest with encaustic medium I make in studio.