Hilary Norton

Hilary Norton was born and raised in Oregon. She is currently living in Halsey, Oregon.  Art is Meditation. I take encaustic medium by melting naturally filtered white bees wax and tempering it with damar resin.  I tint most of my own paints using the medium as base. I am inspired by the wax itself, the irregularity in how it melts, its ability o create deep texture, to be carved or crumpled or silky smooth. The transparency of encaustic also allows me to layer real images or drawings with abstract shapes and fields of color. Encaustic medium combines well with other media, and I incorporate paintings, drawings, prints and image transfers into my work.                                                     -Hilary