I wanted to be an art teacher when I was a kid.
My first year of college, I stumbled across the book about ancient funeral portraits that were painted with beeswax titled “The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt” by Euphrosyne Doxiadis. I became fascinated by this lost art and have dedicated myself to working with encaustic for the past 16 years.
In 2004 I received a research grant from UWSP to teach myself how to paint with molten pigmented beeswax. I graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with a painting emphasis in 2006. I didn’t get into graduate school so I began exhibiting at art festivals.
I am a working artist, an art fair exhibitor, and an encaustic workshop instructor. I opened my teaching studio, Buzz in Art Studios, in 2022. I am also the Council Chair for the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, and on the steering committee for the Hidden Studios Art Tour in Central WI.
Buzz in Art studio is my teaching studio and place to display my artwork. Guests can view my beeswax paintings during open studio times held once a month on a Sundays and for private appointment viewing. Artwork can be seen and purchased through www.JessieFritsch.com
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