Welcome to Art by EncausticJOY

About Us


Hello, I am EncausticJoy. A Colorado based artist  that uses wax and specialized techniques to make varying types of Encaustic art. There are different outcomes with each technique. Some pieces are 3D and require sculpturing and hundreds of layers. This is a long and slow process. Other paintings incorporate my personal photography from my mountain high adventures. These pictures are then torched into the beeswax and then layered with colored Encaustic wax. This creates an illusion between reality and mountain fantasy. My third type of Encaustic art  involves melting and painting wax which is then torched into beautiful dances of colors. All of my artwork feels like an extension of my soul. I hope you can receive the same enjoyment from looking at my art as I feel making my creations.  

What is Encaustic (wax) Art

Encaustic art is an ancient Greek technique that incorporates beeswax, damar resin (tree sap), and pure pigments melted and mixed together to form colored wax blocks. Then the blocks of colored wax are melted and used as a painting medium. Each layer of wax must be torched or heated in order to secure it to the layer below. This enables me to create an unusually stunning depth to my art pieces.  


Please feel free to contact me for pricing and commision information:


Joy Schank

Boulder, CO






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"Crimson Bloom"


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This is a numbered & signed limited edition print. Crimson Bloom is an 8X10 giclee textured print. The original Wax Encaustic painting is a beautiful original piece. Many layers are used to build the character in this piece. If you would like different colors please contact me to commission an original EncausticJoy art piece for you.