Born in Northern Spain with a strong background in fine art media, photography and architecture, now living and working in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Like any good North westerner, I love the trees, mountains, rivers and lakes, and even the half year of grey drizzle. Inspired by my surroundings, they have had a big effect on my work.
4 years ago, I started to think about blending photography with other media. A friend
suggested Encaustics. With my photography, art background and my fascination with light,
I use translucent layering to express each piece.
While I was studying and learning the process, a teacher said:
“You have to choose between being an artist or a photographer”
Well, I am both! No more, No less.
I enjoy the challenge of gradually morphing the photographic elements of a subject into something else, without fearing the outcome. I’m letting my spirit free to create.
2017 collection https://www.mariajtrujillo.com/encaustics/
Sales Originals: Noelle Zmuda 208 310-6617
Prints and cards: The red chair studio 208 366-4216