My name is Rebekah Matthews and I was born in Ulverston, Cumbria in 1995 where I continue to live.
I have always been interested in all things crafty and would make countless Christmas, Birthday and Anniversary cards by recycling old ones and using any craft materials I could lay my hands on (or actually “borrow” from mother’s cupboards).
In 2011 I was introduced to the world of Encaustic Art by a local Craft and Glass specialist, Marilyn Hale, and was well and truly hooked. A few days later I bought all the equipment needed to get me started - waxes, card, and of course… an iron! Yes, the majority of my work is produced using a simple iron. The comments and enthusiasm shown by those who have seen my work encouraged me to turn this enjoyable hobby into a business.
About Encaustic Art
Encaustic Art is an ancient form of painting and is made by meting wax on an iron and using the iron to transfer the wax to heat proof card.
This technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 AD.
The abstract paintings in particular pulls your imagination, allowing you to see something different each time you look.
The poet W H Davies wrote "What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare…". My hope is that you will be compelled to pause for a while, captivated by the beauty and simplicity that these paintings display - enjoy!