Encaustic is a paint composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments.: The term Encaustic is often used to describe both the paint itself, and the method for using it. Encaustic paint is applied molten to an absorbent surface, and then fused, (or re-melted), to create a variety of effects. Unlike other paints, encaustic is never wet or dry, but goes from a liquid to solid state and back again in seconds, which means additional layers can be added immediately, without disrupting the composition. Once the surface has cooled, the paint has reached a permanent finish, but the painting can be revised and reworked with heat at any time... minutes or years later.
Jim Inzero (American b. 1972) earned his Fine Art Degree in Interior Architecture from Maryland Institute College of Art.
He traveled in Mexico and studied under encaustic painter, Ezshawn Winding. The movement and serenity in Inzero's work conveys the gratitude and bounty expressed by the ocean environment. Inzero is constantly inspired by the connection he feels to the people around him, which allows for a unique opportunity to express energy and emotions in a way that ultimately will always begin and end at the horizon; the horizon in which he feels represents the meeting place for the highs and lows of life. The artist's approach into each painting starts with a color.