Great West Life Mezzanine Exhibition
Heather Rose Boissoin didn’t grow up fixated on material things but instead upon a passion of creativity that cannot be bought. Both her mother and father had an invaluable gift for creativity. That same passion was instilled in Heather. She was born and raised in a town in the North West of England. She watched in awe as her mother would create fantasy wax paintings were she learned the unique beauty of Encaustic Art. Her father was, and still is, a musician with his own record company. If Colin wasn’t writing and producing music, he could be found carefully selecting individual pieces of models to build his own unique creations out of. Then there were the nature walks with her father where commonly overlooked forna came alive with imaginative stories about fairies, bush fishes and the little people that lived in and cared for the woods. She was taught to see the beauty in nature, people and life through eyes of wonder, optimism and possibility.
“Encaustic art (wax painting) uses pigments of molten beeswax as a creative medium. I create my art using a variety of heating tools and although I enjoy painting fantasy landscapes for much of my work, I’m equally at home venturing out into projects that are a little more abstract. There is a unique beauty and mystery in wax painting. I love where my paintings take me once they are complete; to some distant fantasy world, or to a realm filled with vision and magic. It’s quite often a place where wonderful stories and epic tales from my childhood have a place to come alive again. My hope is that, in some way, my work takes the viewer to an equally magnificent place of their own.”
-Heather Rose Boisson