Rawene Wharfe - Kim Kobialko
Encaustic acrylic and wax
encaustic, meaning they are painted with pigmented wax on a substrate, such as a wood panel, and are fused or burned in through the use of a heat source, such as a heat gun or propane torch
im Kobialko is a full-time encaustic artist working out of her rural home studio on the Kapiti Coast. Her work is ethereal contemporary and with a nostalgic quality.
Taking total creative control and keeping sustainability as one of her key focuses, Kim works through the time consuming process from scratch; harvesting wax from her beehives, making encaustic medium and then painting with it on up-cycled or re-purposed substrates.