About Carolyn Springer

carolyn-88_WebCarolyn’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1990 at sites ranging from COVA Gallery, Sushi Performance and Visual Art both in San Diego, Yokohama, Japan’s Citizen’s Gallery, Tijuana’s Cultural Center. In 2009, she was a recipient of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment Creative Renewal Grant. Her work was selected for “Encaustics Works 2009” sponsored by R & F Paints in the Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, New York, where she won the juror’s award.

Carolyn also recently opened an online store which can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Studio035.

She is a faculty member for the Herron School of Art + Design. Her studio is in downtown Indianapolis at the Harrison Center for the Arts.

  • B.F.A. – Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
  • M.F.A – San Diego State University in San Diego, California


Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.