Working in mixed media Clare O'Neill combines her photographs with pigments, wax and oils, which adds a sense of mystery and intrigue to her contemporary photo encaustic paintings. Clare uses rich imagery, bold brush strokes, and playful drips to create paintings full of gesture, spontaneity, and motion. It’s a labor-intensive process where the photographs are printed on tissue paper in multiple pieces, and then carefully embedded into the layers of hot beeswax. The result—a stunning, modern, ethereal design with a warm textural appeal.
Beeswax, graphite, photograph, oil pigments