Hello my name is Peter Blackmore and I have lived in Revelstoke for nine years. I have been doing art since I was 50 and I’m turning 62 this year. I volunteered in the community art gallery for several years, and learned a lot from hanging all those exhibits of beautiful art.
My encaustic art began while I was working at a local sawmill and I gathered up discarded fluorescent crayons from off the floor…that ignited the waxy fun. Encaustic art has been practised for around 2000 years. The term comes from the Greek “enkaustikos” which means to burn in. The type of encaustic I do is with a torch and an iron, and an encaustic medium (beeswax, damar resin and coloured pigments). I melt the wax based medium onto various types of supports, fusing each layer to make one. I passionately love the medium, paint with fire! Thanks for your support.