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The Personal Story Of Isabelle Gaborit

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Encaustic artist Isabelle Gaborit tells her personal story for Self Starter Magazine

"There is just no stopping you when you

have found your place in life."

My name is Isabelle Gaborit and I am an encaustic artist. In my studio located on the scenic shores of Lough Derg, I have rekindled the ancient painting process of Encaustics, an immediate and tactile painting method using molten pigmented beeswax manipulated by fire. I call it Firepainting.
I was born and raised by the seaside in France and reached the shores of Ireland 25 years ago. I formally trained as an artist and got my fine arts degree in 2006, and carried on exhibiting my work in various galleries around Ireland and internationally, yet there was something missing. I had not found my flow, my purpose.
In 2013, in the least creative phase of my life I decided to take the pledge to go in my studio every day for 40 days and produce a piecework a day, without judgment, without interpretation.

Encaustic artist Isabelle Gaborit tells her personal story for Self Starter Magazine

On day 30, I discovered encaustic painting. I needed to fix a bit of card unto my board, saw the beeswax on my shelves, melted it. My world changed that day. I was like a woman possessed, mind body and soul trapped in the lavish layers of beeswax and pigment, seduced by the sensuality of the encaustic process.
Once you start applying heat and fire unto the molten pigmented encaustic medium, anything can happen and you can watch the painting change and transform in front of your very eyes...
a true wonder to behold.
I had found my passion, my Fire and I felt alive.
Since then, my business has grown literally like wild fire. I myself built my own encaustic studio and have been facilitating encaustic painting workshops around Ireland since then. This year, I have created a you tube channel and do weekly live demonstration on FB where I demonstrate encaustic techniques with live Q&A.

"I was like a woman possessed, mind body and soul trapped in the lavish layers of beeswax and pigment, seduced by the sensuality of the encaustic process."

In my ‘Wild Fire & Wax" studio located on the scenic shores of Lough Derg, County Clare, I have rekindled the ancient, sensual and tactile painting process of Encaustics.
Encaustic is an ancient medium used as early as 300 AD, in Ancient Egypt, to create paintings and sculptures such as the Fayum mummy portraits, involving pure natural beeswax melted with Damar resin, to which natural pigments have been added.
This process hardens and adds transparency, vibrancy and luster to the artwork.
My creative process which I coined as ‘Firepainting’ involves the application of the semi-transparent layers of pigmented beeswax by blow-torch.

Encaustic artist Isabelle Gaborit tells her personal story for Self Starter Magazine

I have an extensive and active knowledge in facilitating art workshops, gained from over 20 years experience and I organized projects through the Arts Council and have worked within the school system as an art teacher. Over the last few years, I`ve specialized my artistic practice in Encaustic painting and am experienced in conducting group workshops and demonstrations on demand in my lovely studio and all over Ireland for art enthusiasts, for absolute beginners and developing artists alike, wanting to discover a new versatile painting process.

You can find me on
www.isabellegaborit.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildFireandWax/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/isabellegaboritencaustics/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ie/isabellegaborit/
See also my Youtube channel where you can follow my work.

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