Colin Pratt has drawn and painted all his life using a range of media but changed to encaustic design in 2000 after a chance encounter on a visit to England. Now more than 23 years later, he’s experimented a lot with the medium creating incredible designs and sharing his skills with enthusiasts.
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated bees wax, to which coloured pigments are added.
Colin likes to add other natural products including crushed ochres, marri and grass tree reins and ash/charcoal – which are featured in many of his artworks.
Most of his creative works reflect both natural and cultural themes, with a recent predominance of urban issues focusing on concerns raised by city dwellers. Other themes include historical, ocean and Japanese themes.
Colin’s paintings have sold locally, nationally and internationally. He has won many awards for his creative artworks.
He hosts regular workshops at Commonage Pottery