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Laurie Lou McKern specializes in encaustic painting, creating modern vintage, figurative artworks.
“I like the surprise element when creating encaustic works. I enjoy the process itself. The smell of melting beeswax and constructing different textures. These are the things that keep me excited as an artist.”
Her love of portraying the elegance and strength of women from the past and capturing a small glimpse of their lives is her endless fascination.
Laurie’s restless nature impels her to experiment with different mediums. She is a passionate painter, printmaker, pyrographer, small sculpture artist and a singer-songwriter.
Laurie originally trained and worked as an illustration artist before moving to Australia in 1990. A fine artist since 2004, Laurie’s works are in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.