As much as I love working with acrylics in my paintings, because many of them are literally dozens of layers of pigment, collage, found objects, and thick layers of acrylic medium, it can take weeks to finish a single piece just waiting for layers to dry. A few years ago, I began looking into using encaustic, which offers the ability to create work with a similar aesthetic to my acrylic work in a fraction of the time. In doing the research, I came across the work of Lisa Pressman. Lisa is a fabulous artist from New Jersey who works in both encaustic and oils and has been exhibiting her work for nearly four decades. In addition to making her own work, she inspires others to start their own artistic journey through her workshops and one on one mentoring. Lisa and I have spoken a few times and I’m so grateful that we were finally able to hit the record button.

Subscribe: Apple PodcastsSpotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Podcasts RSS

If you enjoy listening to Process Driven, please consider leaving a review or a rating wherever you listen to help others discover the show.


Connect with Lisa: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Elizabeth Murray:
Ross Bleckner:
Susan Rothberg:
Gregory Amenoff:
Terry Winters:
Philip Guston:
Joan Mitchell:
Jake Berthot:
James Marshall:
Hans Hofmann:
Alice Neel:

Pretty much the best book out there for working with oils and cold wax: Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations*

Music in this episode: Please Listen Carefully (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0



Subscribe & Review: Apple PodcastsSpotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Google Podcasts

Tell Your Friends & Share Episodes Online: You can even share a favorite show clip using the terrific Recast feature. I’ve made a video showing you how: Create Custom Audiograms with Recast by Simplecast – YouTube

Donate: Check out my Patreon account

Use my Amazon Affiliate Links: Occasionally, I’ll include links to things that I either own and use myself (mostly books) or think might be helpful/useful/inspiring to you. I will never simply spam product lists (such as “what’s in my bag?”). If I’m including an affiliate link, it’s for something I actually believe in.

*Disclosure: Books and products marked with an asterisk are linked to an affiliate program. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn advertising fees by linking to and affiliated sites.