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  1. New for the Winter - starting in November onwards, join me for some new Encaustic Painting workshops using substitute bees wax, over the last year or so I have been looking at new formulas for working with encaustic wax and now offering lessons using a vegan friendly wax, kinder for the bees and the environment, if you would like to join me or perhaps you would like to know more then please get in touch, suitable for beginners and the more advance - using various techniques such as layering, creating texture, incising, embedding, colour mixing and image transfer etc, for more details on one to one private tuition please email.  [email protected]

    Happy Painting!.

  2. It was a delight to have the honour to hold my last encaustic workshop with Maria. Thank you so much for joining me.

    Maria has kindly sent this testimonial -  I am a new artist to the world of encaustic painting so Dawn had her work cut out from the beginning.  We met in her studio in Lyme Regis for a 2-day course.

    Dawn was welcoming and well prepared, setting her studio out for the days ahead.  We spent the first day learning the art of sizing the first layers of wax, followed by Dawn sharing her extensive knowledge of the techniques used to build up the wax to enhance the piece.  This included using incising lines and forming texture, collage, carbon paper, photographs transfer, using different papers, pigments etc.

    The Second day was used to try out all the processes I had been taught. Under Dawn's one -to-one care.  I was able to complete several pieces of work.  Dawn was patience and chatty.  She openly explained the processes to her work and the things she has discovered over the years.  We had many cups of teas, chocolate biscuits and lunch both days.  I look forward to setting up my own home to continue the experience and will definitely be popping in to see Dawn in the future.  This was a 5 Star experience and worth every penny.

    Maria C.


  3. I feel very honoured to have receive such a lovely testimonial this week by the lovely Heidi who visited me in my Studio here in Dorset all the way from Switzerland, here are just a few of the lines from the testimonial she kindly sent to me.

    ' When I arrived at your studio, you have me a warmly welcome.  All materials for the workshop was ready, so we could start immediately, you have such a great knowledge with wax and different materials, so I could ask a lot how to use these.

    For my first steps with encaustic, I am very lucky that you, a great artist accompanied me.

    Thanks a lot dear Dawn spending the time with me.  Best Wishes, Heidi, Switzerland.

    If you would like to book  a one on one workshop or why not bring a friend and join me for a group workshop.   Now that Spring has almost arrived Lyme Regis is a very beautiful place to visit and be inspired, it would be lovely to hear from you and a great opportunity to not only learn to paint with wax but to walk along the Jurassic coastline and find time to relax with a glass of wine or a cup of tea or even walk your dogs as the beaches here are dog friendly!.

     My workshops are also suitable for complete beginners - I can offer assistance based around your requirements so if you are a practicising artist or a photography or a complete beginner please join me in my lovely Studio by the sea!.  I very much look forward to hearing from you.



  4. Please join us at the 'Present Makers' Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, Devon.

    A celebration of excellence in making from across the South West. Present Makers 2018 celebrates the talent of contemporary craft people and designer makers.

    Unique handmade and locally designed gifts for Christmas, please support local makers and independent busineses in the South West.

    From glass, wood, paper, prints, encaustic, paintings, textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery, all work is for sale.

    The Present Makers exhibition is from 10th November until 22nd December 2018, we hope you are able to visit.

  5. Turn up the heat and join me in the studio, encaustic and mixed media workshops, please contact me for further information, I am currently sourcing new venues for group workshops and also offer one to one private tuition for artists, photographers and complete beginners, email me to discuss your requirements - [email protected], I am also now selling a comprehensive range of encaustic supplies including R&F encaustic colours and pigments at a very competetive price.

    Wax flows in it's molten state, making it an exciting medium to work with, I am drawn to the sea and the natural world where I gather my inspiration for my paintings and ceramic forms, if you would like to learn these techniques and methods come along and be inspired, based near Lyme Regis, Dorset, nestled between the coast and the countryside, the Jurassic Coast remade in hot wax.