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Susan Wallis


Lake Passage 36
Lake Passage 36"x48"
Introducing Kate Golding
About Susan Wallis

I fell in love with the ancient medium of encaustic painting in 2002. Previously an acrylic painter I was very unhappy with the flatness of the acrylic medium. I loved the depth and colour of oil, but found the messiness and long drying time cumbersome. The encaustic medium became the perfect solution to my creative dilemma. Wax and oil mixed together provide me with the vibrancy of colour inherent of oil, unbelievable texture, combined with the quickness of drying that suits my impatient temperament. Once the wax cools, the medium is dry to touch within seconds.

Currently my muse is the Canadian landscape. The vast fields, forests and lakescapes of Canada provide endless inspiration. Although traditional in subject manner my approach is that of simplicity. I believe strongly that a painting should depict the act of seeing, not the object seen.

NEW 2021  Excited to announce that I will be moving my studio to a historical barrack at Camp Picton, a WWII military airport located in Prince Edward County.  343 County Road 22, Building 3.

NEW Experience Workshops – “Press Pause”- Nature and Art Experience  Click this link for details.


See The Work

Melt Studio and Gallery

New Studio location May 2021!
Camp Picton, Loch Sloy Business Park

343 County Road 22, Building 3.

See website for hours.

Email: or by phone at 416-893-8664.


For a complete list of Canadian galleries that represent my work, and for my online shop go to

Check out my online shop

Commissions are welcome.

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