Jodie Stejer is an Encaustic artist: applying a fired torch to fuse together beeswax, resin, pigments and shellac to create abstracts inspired by her emotions within.
Jodie moved from her hometown of Corvallis, Oregon to play volleyball and attend Whitworth University. After college she married her husband John, had two kids and worked as an Interior Designer for over 20 years. Oil and acrylic painting had always been a hobby, but upon becoming an “empty nester” Jodie knew she wanted to pursue Encaustic art full time. For her first art class ever, Jodie spent five private days learning this ancient medium by training with Alicia Tormey in Seattle, Washington.
Jodie then moved into a studio in Sandpoint, Idaho (her family’s second home for 15 years). Layer by layer, letting the aesthetics take place, she allows the stories of her world to reveal themselves. It’s the most vulnerable way for Jodie to communicate to her audience.
Encaustic painting has become a passion which Jodie quickly decided to pour into. She’s deeply fascinated with the movement of wax, the process of developing encaustic skills and also learning from the artist community.