Z Galeria in Sayulita, located on Revolucion on the north side of the bridge, displays a variety of encaustic artwork created by artist Zoey Pierce. The encaustic medium is a mixture of wax, damar and colored pigments. These beautiful pieces are inspired by the colors of Mexico, nature, and the ocean. Artist Zoey Pierce has established herself both as an artist and art teacher. She offers encaustic workshops in her studio at the gallery.
About the Artist:
Zoey attended Boise State University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking and a minor in Psychology. She holds a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to coming to Sayulita for the first time in March of 2012 and then deciding to make Sayulita her full-time home, Zoey was an art teacher at a private school, Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho.
It was in October 2013 that Zoey officially made Sayulita her home. Zoey opened Z Galeria and it has been well-received in the Sayulita community as people grow an appreciation and desire for more contemporary art in their homes. When Zoey is not in her gallery, she is either on the water or learning Spanish.
What is encaustic painting?
Using heated wax, which can be beeswax, carnauba, paraffin, and microcrystalline combined with colored pigments. Zoey will use a combination of waxes in her art. The wax combination depends on what type of appearance Zoey is striving for.
How old is the encaustic technique?
A visual display of encaustic painting has been linked to the fourth century B.C. The most famous artist of contemporary encaustic begins with Jasper Johns in 1954.
Will an encaustic painting melt?
It would take severe direct heat to harm a painting approximately 120-150 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, extreme cold temperatures can cause the wax to become brittle and lead to cracking.
Tips on taking care of your encaustic piece:
Gently wipe your piece with a soft cloth as necessary to remove dust or bloom. Avoid touching the piece because the surface is vulnerable to scratching. Be mindful of putting your piece in extreme heat or cold. Most importantly enjoy your encaustic piece.
Monday – Friday: 11 AM -until she feels like closing
Sometimes on Saturday