Encaustic Collection 2017

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

 "poppies under sea" inspired at the farmers market in Missoula MT- original size 16x12

"poppies under sea" inspired at the farmers market in Missoula MT- original size 16x12

 "harvesting seeds" inspired at the farmers market in Missoula MT original size 6x6

"harvesting seeds" inspired at the farmers market in Missoula MT original size 6x6