Gayle Hebbard
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Gayle Hebbard  

Australian artist living and working in Tallai, in the Gold Coast. Queensland. Born in Yarram, Victoria. Studied Art at La Trobe University Bendigo from 1992.

My work could be described as eclectic as it is continually evolving and incorporates new technology as well as contemporary and traditional techniques. I have created fantasy, abstract expressionist, surrealism, as well as traditional realism.

My latest body of work is exploring Encaustic painting, also know as hot wax painting.  Encaustic is the medium which consists of molten beeswax, resin, and pigments that are fused after application into a continuous layer and fixed to a support (wood) with heat. This achieves a lustrous enamel appearance. 

The word 'encaustic' comes from the Greek and means to burn in, which refers to the process of fusing the paint. Encaustic paintings can be polished to a high gloss, molded, sculpted, textured and combined with collage materials.

Encaustic is also the most durable of artist's paint and an excellent investment. This is due to the fact that beeswax is impervious to moisture. Because of this it will not deteriorate, it will not yellow, and it will not darken.

Encaustic paintings do not have to be varnished or protected by glass. If your painting looks dull, or gets dirty it can be wiped clean with a soft cloth dampened with water and buffed to a high shine.

Commissions in most mediums and subjects accepted. Any of my digitally created images can be produced in oil, watercolour or pastel. Contact me on gaylereichelt@gmail.com to discuss your requirements and for quotations.

My work is available for viewing by direct contact with me on gaylereichelt@gmail.com

My work is available for purchase via PayPal or MasterCard/Visa on the following link:  http://www.gaylereicheltart.com