Heidi Cerullo Artist

Poppies by Heidi Cerullo
What is Encaustic Art?

Encaustic is derived from the Greek word "Enkaustikos", which means "to burn in", describing painted layers of wax usually on wood that are fused together with applied heat. This technique was used artistically as far back as the First Century most notably in the Faiyum mummy portraits, using a mixture of beeswax, resin and powdered pigments.

Encaustic art has had a resurgence in popularity in the 20th Century and is a fast growing medium with artistic uses that seem limitless.