Susana Blanco is a Spanish artist based in London with more than 20 years of experience, specialised in abstract paintings that capture the moving objects of Nature in relation with humans. After many years of exploring many painting technics, now she is focused in encaustic.
Encaustic painting, also known as wax painting, involves using heated beeswax and resin mixed with coloured pigments. This technique was used in the Fayum mummy portraits in Egypt around 100–300 AD.
The benefits of this medium for her are its dimensional quality and bright colour, although is technically difficult to master. Also she is interested in using this technique in murals and outdoor paintings because the well resistance to sun and weather conditions.
Starting in Madrid studying in various academies, she has completed a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 1999 at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and a Bachelor degree in Art and Design at Anglia Ruskin University in Colchester, UK in 2000.
After a few years of work experience she re-join the University for a Master degree in Contemporary Art in 2010 at European University of Madrid, Spain and now is currently doing a PhD in Fine Arts exploring the Encaustic as main subject.
All the paintings are handmade and can be personalized for the requirements of each client.