If one word could describe my art it would be COLOR! Vibrant,   bold color is what sparks my creativity. Inspired by the materials, I have given my heart to two practices. Although very different specialities my encaustic wax paintings and my watercolors on Yupo do have commonalities. They are anchored by color! Both mediums permit transparency, are fluid and exude a sense of movement. These common elements enable me to integrate painting and collage while allowing  for the element of surprise in both.

Susan HessFWS

Painter

Encaustic Wax Paintings

Tropical Watercolors 


      "Color changes the way  people see the world."