Ayse Ugursal Walding
I am a retired architect, originally from Istanbul.
During a Foundation Art Course I took at Derby College, a friend introduced me to Encaustic Art which uses coloured wax and a small hot iron.
I love the surprising element of this medium. You are in control, but some beautiful lucky coincidences also happen. So, it is important to know how to manipulate the wax and when to stop because it can all change for better or worse! with one movement of the iron but all this suits my style which is a combination of Abstract Art with elements from Nature.