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  1. I received a lovely email from the lovely Franine in Sydney, Australia!

    We had a great time in my workshop ,I cannot wait to travel to see Franine in Australia, next year! 

    'I had a fabulous 2 day intensive workshop with Dawn in May.  This was my first experience with the technique and Dawn's enthusiam for her craft was catching. Dawn was very attentive and informative, it is clear how much passin and knowledge she has for her Art.  She adapted kindly to my inexperience allowing me to experiment and move at my own pace.  She has also been wonderful at keeping in touch.  I highly recommend this workshop.

    Franine, Sydney, Australia 

    Thank you so much for your kind words Franine, it was a pleasure to work with you.

  2. Just to let you know that my Encaustic Wax & Mixed Media Workshops will continue middle June after the Dorset Art Week which runs from 28th May until 12th June 2016 - I do hope you will have time to visit myself and nine other artist - please join us at Red Barn Studios - Hemlock Farm, White Lane, West Chelborough, Dorset.  Refreshments will be available, seating and a lovely view!.  We very much look forward to seeing you there!, please visit for further details. 





  3. A very Happy New Year 2016 !

    It has been a very busy start to the year with a new studio space to paint and organise, which will enable me to now run larger group workshops, in the meantime whilst I am preparing my new studio I am still taking bookings for one on one workshops - if you would like to book an Encaustic Workshop please email [email protected] or telephone - 07714196584.

    This year I am hoping to concentrate of more workshops including Encaustic Mixed Media using Organic Materials, Atmospheric Lanscapes in Encaustic, Seascapes in Encaustic and some new and exciting Encaustic Mono-Printing/Photo-Encaustic Workshops.  All these classes are suitable for beginners, artists, teachers and photographers.

    Encaustic painting is becoming increasingly popular with artist today the medium has fasicinating possiblities, come and be inspired and learn how to use hot molten wax with pigments and mixed media, you will not be disappointed.




  4. Come and warm yourself up at my Winter Workshops - learn how to embed your digital images with hot wax and pigments, incorporate mixed media, try new techniques.......suitable for complete beginners - if you love photography then you will love to learn photo encaustic, follow me on twitter bluebirdsatdawn or email for further details - Private and Group Lessons are available.  

  5. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be taking part in the Lyme Regis Arts Fest this year, I am very sorry for any inconvenience, my Studio will also be closed during this time, however, if you would like to contact me for future Open Studios which I plan to hold in November and December 2015 please email for details - [email protected]  From October 2015 I will be holding group Workshops for beginners Encaustic & Mixed Media including Photo-Encaustic Taster Sessions, if you would like to book a group lesson do get in touch.  Group up to a maximium or 6 will be catered for.  First date is September 30th 2015 and every fortnight thereafter - full details can be found on my Workshop page.  Look forward to hearing from you.

    Happy Painting !


  6. I now have a new stock of materials available to purchase both online or if you are local to Lyme Regis you can purchase directly from my Studio (by appointment only please), I currently sell, R&F Pigments & Encaustic Bars, Encaustic Wax Medium - R&F and my own handmade Encaustic Medium which I make in small batches from my Studio - if you would like to place orders for encaustic equipment please call or email for further details.  I also have a range of other art materials including oils, acrylics, pastels, canvas, inks, brushes , please do ask if there is something you do not see on the website, as I may just have it!.

    Workshops will now continue into the Autumn and Winter 2015, new venues will be added to the website asap, in the meantime, please do contact me should you wish to book a one on one workshop from my home Studio, I am very sorry I will not be taking part in the Lyme Arts Fest this year, however, hope to be able to see you next year, thank you again to all the lovely people who continue to support my artwork & those who have joined me in the Studio over the past year, many of whom have already set up their own Encaustic Studio practice and are currently exhibiting their new work throughout the UK and abroad !

    Happy Painting!

    Best Wishes