Elske de Groot
- Nathan Phillips Square
An award winning artist working with the mediums of encaustic and photography, Elske deGroot, tends to focus on framed instances that often go unnoticed in their original context - snippets of time and place.
Her encaustic paintings are made with beeswax, damar resin (a natural tree sap that acts as a hardening agent), and oil paint. She paints in layers, fusing each layer with heat and incorporating her own photography within the layers.
She enjoys the unpredictability of working with encaustics and is always curious to see how a particular piece will turn out.
Elske began exhibiting her work in 2012 and has shown in exhibitions and galleries in both Canada and the United States. Her work has won awards and can be found in private and public collections and businesses in North America.
With a subtle minimalist approach, Elske creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual art can be found.