Lisa Ferrari is a multimedia artist, focussing on encaustic painting. She is self-taught and has always been a maker. She co-owns Gallery 7six5 in Watsons Creek, Victoria Australia and has had sell-out shows. Her work is in private collections throughout Australia and overseas. She participates in Nillumbik Artists Open Studios, opening her home studio 4 weekends a year.
Native colour in Australia can be muted, faded. The blue/green of the eucalypt can dominate the view. But when the natives flower the view becomes vibrant and glorious.
Encaustic wax adds vibrancy and depth to my paintings. 'Glory' celebrates the warmer weather and the flowering of the gum trees around me. It's one of my favourite times of the year.
This piece has depth and beauty about it due to the layers of encaustic wax, inks, and oils. It's like you are looking through glass.
Encaustic wax is made from a mix of refined beeswax and damar resin, a natural tree sap. This piece gives a nod to nature, to the bees that made the wax from which the painting was made.
When the wattles bloom in all their glorious yellowness, you know that Spring is just around the corner.