Welcome to SER Studios, I look forward to working with you and your images to create a one of a kind fine art keepsake from your wedding photos. Vintage photographic processes have been a love of mine for as long as I can remember, however, I am also passionate about my work with encaustic and oil paints. I developed a way to blend the modern, digital photographic process with the more tactile process of applying a wax and resin mixture (encaustic paint) along with oil paints and wax pastels to recreate the look and feel of a vintage photo.
memories: Memory has been a central theme in my studio work since college, exploring how our experiences change us and leave an imprint. I look forward to working with your memories to create a piece of fine art that can be treasured as a family heirloom for generations.
materials: I have been working with various photographic processes, both darkroom and now digital, for almost 20 years. I have also been working with encaustic since 2004. As a teaching artist, with encuastic and oil paints, I believe is using the highest quality materials in the most archival methods. The pieces I create for you will receive that same meticulous attention to detail so that you and your heirs can display them for years to come.
process: I am happy to consult with both you, and your photographer if needed, to narrow down your images to those best suited to this process. We will determine any image cropping and final size, prior to printing, and the final look of the piece. Images will be printed with the highest quality acid-free cotton paper and inks. This is the same process used to create fine art editions. Once the image has been printed it will be mounted and the painting process will begin. Total completion time once the image is printed is approximately six weeks. This time is needed for the wax to begin to cure and any oils used to dry completely. Different colors of oil paints dry at different rates, so the six week time line is an average, I am always happy to keep you up to date on delivery estimates as it may be sooner or even a bit longer.