My encaustic works are inspired by nature, stories behind words, rusty found objects and urban art. I studied art in high-school and took electives in art history and design while studying Commerce at the University of Alberta.
In 2012 I was gifted an afternoon encaustic class and was captivated; so I continued to take classes. In 2016 I established my own studio. The 2nd Floor Artist Studio can be found at the Elora Centre for the Arts in beautiful Elora, Ontario.
Encaustic medium is a mix of beeswax, dammar resin and pigment. Using heat each molten layer is fused one on top of the other. It is amenable to many mixed media possibilities. Given these qualities and options, I work accepting the outcome will be somewhat unexpected. The challenge of the encaustic medium, which can swim and swirl in unexpected ways enchants me.
EXHIBITION OF WORKS
2ND FLOOR ARTIST STUDIO at Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St, Elora, ON is open by chance or appointment throughout the year.
OPEN HOUSE November 26, 27; 2022 10 til 4
Elora Fergus Studio Tour 2023
September 23, 24 / September 30, October 1 10AM- 5PM
July 7 – August 1, 2021
Propeller Gallery Toronto, ON
Layers of Meaning
International Encaustic Exhibition
October 6 – 30, 2021
Making Your Way Through
Ontario Encaustic Artists Exhibition
July 12 – September 2, 2018
Elora Centre for the Arts
May 4 – June 1, 2018
Juried Arts Exhibition