Phil paints in wax…a technique that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. He uses special equipment to melt the wax ie an iron, paint stripper and hot stylus. The coloured and metallic waxes are painted onto card or MDF board. The waxes are very stable and do not melt again once sealed.
Visit www.philmadley.com where more of his paintings can be viewed and there is more information about encaustic wax. Phil is a member of Bucks Visual Images Group, Herts Visual Arts and Berkhamsted Art Society. He demonstrates, lectures and does encaustic wax workshops to art clubs and societies throughout Southern England. Phil has regularly taught at Missenden Abbey and recently demonstrated at Earnley Concourse.
Some of the paintings change with the light especially ones with metallic silver and gold waxes – a visit to his studio is highly recommended to fully appreciate the man and his art – an experience not to be missed.
Visit Phil during Herts Open Studios 11 Sept – 2 Oct. (Open 10am – 6pm).
Closed Mondays & Thursdays.
Phil Madley Tel 01442 822398
50 Tring Road, Wilstone, Hertfordshire HP23 4PD