The versatility of encaustic waxes, coloured with pigments,
then applied and tooled with low-heat instruments or used with hair brushes
from a molten palette is truly outstanding. Portraits have been painted
this way for more than 2000 years and today there is a strong resurgence
of interest and activity in the field of encaustic. Several companies world-wide
have picked up the challenge of bringing this medium to a point of true
revolution; a re-birth of heat and wax techniques with materials that offer
unusual luminosity, durability, style and creative potential.