Artist Julie Brookman is best known for her encaustic paintings, a medium of ancient provenance, which involves hot wax and resin as a binder for pigment. She has found a way to capture the myriad faces and moods of the sea in a way that makes time stand still.

Brookman employs a variety of torches to heat the paint in order to move and manipulate it at various stages of application, continually working the surface of the painting. Aspects of this process are inherently uncontrollable. So the artist’s skill lies in her ability to guide the painting toward completion, allowing its form to naturally unfold.

She also welcomes commissions from clients for works inspired by the color and movement of the sea at their favorite beaches, surf spots or vacation destinations. Please call or visit the IAN SAUDĒ Gallery for more details.