Encaustic is Judy Klich's chosen medium and passion. Its unique physical properties—using a mixture of beeswax, dammar resin and oil paint combined with heat—offer a multi-dimensional, heavily textured surface. Her process combines painting, drawing, collage and photograph transfers, creating an unexpected spontaneous flow of energy and endless possibilities. Judy's paintings often juxtapose nature and geometry, reflecting her need for balance by contrasting elements and creating harmony at the same time. There is excitement and joy along with a peaceful presence in her work. The beeswax adds a surreal quality of softness and translucency that complements the textural, organic elements.
“I use a torch to heat each layer and manipulate the wax. Unexpected things always happen when you are working with hot wax and fire. I learned to let go of the critical inner voice when something goes in a different direction and just embrace it.” ~ Judy Klich, Nashville TN