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The fascinating way bees spark joy

 “Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.”
I’ve had a wee run on my beeswax paintings lately. Yesterday a lovely lady, well-established in the art world, came to the happy gallery, Art@Rangitane and purchased one of my beeswax and mixed media paintings. “Triumph of Rangitane” was created during a time I was feeling less than triumphant. That’s the power of art—to create a new reality and take us to places we’ve never been. Away with the bees, I guess you could say!

I love my beeswax painting as much as my new collectors love them. Like bees to honey, people have been loving these sensuous artworks. They smell great, look great and are infused with so much love. While I paint the bees fly through the studio. My dad was a beekeeper, so it’s like he’s there too. He used bees to help heal people, treat burns and relieve the pain of arthritis. I’m not saying that my beeswax paintings work on joint pain, but I do feel they relieve the pain of life. And aren’t we all feeling the pain of this ongoing feardemic!

I’m so over it! So it’s lovely when I can go to the studio and fly away from the fear and create something beautiful that makes me happy and brings joy to others.

Aroha Rangitane

400 x 400 mm Encaustic (NZ Beeswax) and mixed media on board

Inspired by the misty mornings overlooking Aroha Island, along the Rangitane coastline, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.


The encaustic painting has been created on a durable board with a double coat of UV resistant flat varnish, protecting the longevity and enhancing the vibrancy of the colours.

It comes ready to hang.


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A week ago, I had finished a super-sized beeswax commission for a lovely local couple. Read more about this on my blog.
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The fascinating way bees spark joy

The Joyful Artist

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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