Her encaustic paintings show Susan Siegs great joy in experimenting – and at the same time consistent discipline in the craftsmanship process.
Susan Sieg has been a freelance painter since 2004. She lives and works in Hamburg.
Her art has been part of numerous international exhibitions and gallery events.
The liquid heated encaustic colour waxes let Susan Sieg flow together to fascinating gradients – or deliberately separate different tones of a colour spectrum in colour blocking. She creates structures and organic shapes by covering the cooled wax with shellac and then applying heat to the surface.
Nature scenarios often inspire the artist to her abstract representations and give some encaustic works their title. But Susan Sieg always invites the viewer to let his or her own imagination run wild – and thus provides inspiration for individual discoveries that always arouse new emotions.
The painting technique has been known under the term “Encaustic” for over two and a half thousand years – far older than oil painting. For Susan Sieg, however, the old encaustic technique can be wonderfully combined with modern art forms such as abstraction, which is typical for her.
She applies her luminous wax crayons up to 10 mm high on wood, the beeswaxes are by nature very long colourfast and when dried they are quite robust. In addition, the artist seals her encaustic paintings with a special wax which makes the works scratch- and shock-resistant.
In the Su Art online shop you will always find new encaustic pictures by Susan Sieg:
in small formats also combinable to individual groupings.
Susan Sieg will be pleased to present her work to you personally – and advise you on the possibilities of commissioning encaustic works in individual formats. Please use the contact form and the artist will get back to you.