Having always been interested in the melding of artistic disciplines, Kim McGill Stuart honed her skills by pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Art in printmaking and computer design at the University of West Florida. As an adjunct professor she enjoyed teaching artists how to communicate through electronic media. Always willing and able to marry modern science and technology with her creativity, Kim was able to utilize decades of graphic design skills and apply it to her own business as a web developer and web strategist consultant.
Kim began blending encaustic wax, oil paint and blow torch to bring swirling visions of textures and color to life. Though relatively new to the encaustic waxing painting method, Kim feels she has truly found her calling.
Her works are multidimensional pieces that serve to both enhance their surroundings and intrigue the viewer with colors and shades. Her more extensive background in assemblage and collage is what drew Kim to experimenting with encaustic wax and that hallmark is seen throughout the collection as well.
“I feel that any art medium has the power to be a catalyst for grand explorations that can propel us forward to new ideas and experiences. My current expression exploration of choice is creating with the waxy goodness of encaustic wax.”