Mixed Media, Other, Painting

Moldovanos, Tana Lynn

About the artist
I am a self taught Canadian artist living in Vancouver B.C . My training & schooling comes from Makeup Artistry for the film industry in which I have been painting famous faces for 17 years. I first picked up a paint brush while going through a difficult time in my life and needed a way to work through my emotions,. My first painting was a Buddha face that brought me so much joy I felt like the process had healed my soul and so I had to keep exploring. I started working with acrylic paints but discovered encaustic wax and I have been hooked on it ever since ! Encaustic wax painting is a ancient technique that allows me to reach into that world of unconscious emotion, memories and thoughts. Unlike techniques which use pens or brushes, I found that working with a heated medium limited my manual control as an artist, thereby enabling the work to come straight from my ‘heart’ or my gut feeling without the same level of conscious intervention.

My day is not complete until I make time to create

617 Gore Ave
Vancouver , BC
Studio #617 Gore Avenue