About the Artist
Born in Surrey,
Brian Melton studied graphics and fine art at Epsom College
of Art and Design. Following training at the London School
of Printing, he gained valuable experience as a Tactical Sketcher
with H.M. Forces.
Brian worked for a number of design groups
and advertising, agencies before establishing his own graphic
design and illustration consultancy in London's West End.
The consultancy, in which Brian continues to play an active
role, has over the last 30 years become well-known in the
worlds of advertising promotion and publishing.
More recently, Brian has researched an ancient
art form using pigmented beeswax and has been able to develop
it as a medium for creative landscape painting. He has enjoyed
a series of successful one-man shows in London and its suburbs,
he also exhibits his fine art encaustic beeswax paintings
throughout the British Isles.
History of Waxart painting
beeswax is one of the earliest forms of graphic art known
to man. Developed by the ancient Hellenistic Greeks more than
2000 years ago and soon practised by the Romans and Egyptians,
this painting technique known as 'encaustic' ( to burn in
) involves the application of beeswax and pigment to various
surfaces using a heat process. The medium is capable of depicting
images of great enchantment and mystique.
As a relaxation from commercial graphic design,
illustration and artwork, Brian began to explore the pictorial
possibilities of this ancient painting and illustration process.
By adapting the ancient painting techniques and using modern
equipment he has discovered special ways of painting coloured
beeswax into picturesque landscape and seascape images, taking
the mountains, hills and waters of the English Lake District,
Scotland and its Hebridean Islands as his inspiration. Each
painting is original, since the combination of colours, textures
and distinct art style cannot be replicated in original art
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Beeswax Encaustic Paintings
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