24"x24" Encaustic Painting
"Encaustic painting, a painting technique in which pigments are mixed with hot liquid wax. Artists can change the paint’s consistency by adding resin or oil (the latter for use on canvas) to the wax. After the paint has been applied to the support, which is usually made of wood, plaster, or canvas, a heating element is passed over the surface until the individual brush or spatula marks fuse into a uniform film. This “burning in” of the colours is an essential element of the true encaustic technique."
Who is HAPI:
The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) exists to fill a gap in recovery and rehabilitation services by providing free art classes taught by professional artists, art exhibition and publication opportunities, and outreach events. These opportunities help participants express and externalize their personal struggles, thoughts, and feelings, which promotes healing in themselves and understanding in the community. HAPI serves approximately 500 individuals in mental health and addiction recovery each year. 90% of participants feel greater self-confidence, comfort in social situations, ability to cope, and sense of self-worth as a result of being involved in HAPI’s artistic programs.
Artwork sizing is listed at height x width x depth (if applicable).
Artists choose between keeping, loaning, or selling their artwork created during HAPI’s artistic programs. The artists determine the price of each of their pieces and have approved of the sale of the artwork on this site prior to their listing.
Your purchase will support this artist financially, assist in their personal healing process, and increase understanding in the community. A small percentage will be used for HAPI operation costs, such as providing free art classes and supplies directly to participants/artists and providing artist exhibition and publication opportunities.