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Victoria Curtis

I am a teacher and encaustic artist mainly producing abstracts, landscapes, and seascapes. Encaustic medium is made up of refined beeswax and tree resin tapped from the damar tree which is native to Asia. This mixture is melted together and mixed with natural pigments for color before being used as “paint”. Because the medium must be molten for it to be usable, my paintbrush is a blowtorch and my palette is a hot plate!

I grew up in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and traveled around the country before landing back on the coast of Maine and have been living here for the past 10 years. I’m a bit of a Jack of all trades when it comes to the arts – I draw, paint, sew, felt, carve, throw ceramics, work with wood and with encaustic wax. Most recently I have been focusing on encaustic painting, ceramics, and my newest adventure - the art of frame making. 

My encaustic paintings simply represent my passion for the natural world. Some come from a visual reference, some just from an idea, most often a mix of the two. I usually paint or am inspired by real locations, areas that I feel connected to. 

If you’d like to come by my studio to learn about encaustic painting, frame making, or to see some work in person please contact me at! 

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