by Michelle R. Acker
Painted with Beeswax & Blowtorch
One of the ways I keep myself THRIVING is when I create works of art which reflect the beauty, peace, and simplicity of God's creation.
Michelle R. Acker
I am artist, writer, and teacher, based in Dallas/Fort Worth. I've made it my mission to create an uprising of calm and beauty in God's creation. Both people and places.
I create works of art which reflect the beauty, peace, and simplicity of God's creation and His Word.
Beeswax + Blowtorches
I paint with beeswax and a blowtorch. The process, called encaustic painting, is thousands of years old. I use a mixture of beeswax and a tree sap called damar. The damar resin hardens and gives the wax durability. I melt this mixture and combine it with pigments to create the paint I use in my artwork.
I apply molten wax to a wood panel "canvas" in layers. Each layer is fused to the layer below with heat from a blowtorch. The layers of wax give each piece a unique translucent quality and beautiful texture.
My work is on display in private collections across the United States as well as various exhibitions throughout the year.