Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams is an encaustic wax artist from Bala in Mid Wales. She is inspired by the rugged beauty of Wales.   Melanie says, “My medium of choice is encaustic wax I use hot and cold tools to create unique work.   Hot wax, fire and pigments is magical.  I find painting with wax has so many dimensions – individual layers of medium can be translucent and shiny or rugged and gnarled.  I so enjoy the complexity of this medium.”

Melanie sets down layers of pure beeswax, damar resin  and pigments to create texture and a weave of wax.  The colours, tools and innovate techniques vary according to the image she wishes to portray.  Melanie says  “When I wield the blow torch over the wax I am totally absorbed by the process.  The wax  flows organically in mysterious ways and I am inspired and excited by the unpredictability of the results.  Its alchemy with fire!”

Melanie also runs encaustic workshops in her studio for beginners or for those developing their skills.

You can see more of Melanie’s artwork, a video about her work, or book a workshop at You can also follow or contact her via facebook:  @melaniewilliams.encaustic, or Instagram:  melanie.williams1

Melanie’s artwork has been showcased on the ITV Wales Coast & Country Programme. She has also had exhibitions at:
  • Plas Glyn y Weddw
  • ‘The Welsh Collection’ – Imago Mundi, Benetton Foundation
  • Erwood Station Gallery
  • Oriel Tan yr Hall Gallery
  • Oriel Ty Meirion Gallery