Wax + Fire Portrait Painter
Artist Chanelle Rene
I am an encaustic painter working out of my home studio near the shore town of Cape May, New Jersey. Painting with hot wax and fire is transformative, satisfying my curious sense of wonder. Translating more than a visual story, my original encaustic art excites all the senses. This combined experience of sight, touch and scent of beeswax – spark awe, curiosity and conversation for my viewers.
I have always been fascinated with faces and the exquisite beauty that emanates from the soul of every woman. As a woman of color, diverse feminine beauty is central to my work. My portraits quietly whisper the deepest desires of the soul. Bringing forth a full spectrum of modern beauty, unbridled and free, in a world of endless possibilities.
My journey to art unfolded later in life. With a BA from Rowan University, I worked in digital marketing for most of my career. Approaching 40, the calling to express myself artistically became harder to ignore. The moment I picked up a paint brush, I immediately connected to the experience. In a way, painting helps me unearth who I am and what I’m here to do. With every brush stroke, I create my own visual vocabulary allowing me to express myself beyond words.
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