Po Box 1
Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0
Phone: H 250-497-6122 C 250-488-0235
Judy lives and works in her home/studio in Kaleden, BC. She is a resident artist at Front Street Gallery in Penticton, BC. She is also actively showing art in other local galleries, wineries and restaurants in the Okanagan Similkameen area. Judy believes in continuous improvement and practice. She enjoys taking numerous courses throughout the year. Judy’s facebook page is: “Judy Millar Encaustic Art” which features some of her latest works.
After working as a biologist for 35 years, she retired and opened a B&B with an adjoining art studio in 2014. Judy was inspired, like many others by Thea Haulbrich to experiment with hot wax, to create with color and texture and to have fun. The combination of her love of the natural environment and hot wax helps her to create inexplicable imagery in honor of the many natural wonders of the Okanagan and elsewhere in British Columbia. Judy is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Penticton Art Council, South Okanagan Similkameen Art Society and the Shatford Centre of the Arts.
Encaustic art involves heating beeswax that has been mixed with pigments and tree resin (to make it harden). The wax is painted onto a flat surface in layers where each layer is fused with a heat source. The result is magical as other techniques are employed such as scraping, gouging, and photo transferring. The colors or pigments are made with oil paints and or powered pigments. Texture is accomplished through addition of many layers of wax. Inspiration is accomplished through other artists, photographs and nature. “My focus is color, texture and allowing the wax to lead the processes.” Each painting allows the viewer to seat back and enjoy the simple pleasure of one’s own interpretation.