Jean Larson Encaustics Make an Impression in TC

Jean Larson has been the featured artist in our TC store location, since its first location, next to Mary’s Kitchen Port. Recently, Jean introduced a new medium to adorn the walls-encaustics!

Encaustics are an ancient Egyptian preservation technique in which wax coats the object. This medium can withstand temperatures up to 150 degrees and protects the painting underneath through the thick coating.

Jean’s encaustics include subject matter like birds, orchids, fruit, and nests and are available in a variety of shapes, including round.

Though she has roots in the Traverse City, Jean gains inspiration through her travels, especially to Iceland, where she is remodeling a historic building into an art studio. Be sure to stop in and enjoy Jean’s work in person.  Her encaustics have been wildly popular and are sure to remind you of the intricate artistry in nature. In addition to Traverse City, Jean has oil paintings in our Harbor Springs location.