Artblend Gallery and Magazine is now showcasing my works in Fort Lauderdale!!

I am so honored to be a part of this flourishing creative community, Artblend, an international magazine and prestigious fine art gallery, and wonderful support for artists. My work is available for purchase through their website:

“Hues you might find in an angel’s halo – magical, bright and hopeful… there is a foundational hope. A hope expressed in the truth that circumstances cannot touch true peace, that indeed ‘grace is sufficient.'”

Here are some of the pieces they have displaying: (click on each picture to enlarge)

Click below to see my full article.


OCT 12 – Spruill: Techniques in Photo-Encaustic Painting

Techniques in Photo-Encaustic Painting by Penny Treese

Spruill Center for the Arts Encaustic Workshops, Dunwoody Georgia

Monday, October 12th
10AM until 4PM

Learn several of Penny’s unique techniques and secrets in manipulating images to create photo-encaustic paintings. Add texture to your photos by distressing with water, wine, found objects, steel wool, natural pigments and more. Explore printing and manipulating photos on translucent papers like mulberry, tissue, and other fine art papers. Photos printed on Japanese papers then saturated with natural beeswax and fused, create luminous results to enhance your work’s visual narrative. Learn how layering photos, tearing or cutting your photo then reassembling, and applying washes can create a psychological depth to your carefully chosen photographs. Class includes a pre-workshop “image planning” session with the Penny via email or phone. Penny will guide you through choosing the best photos for this medium and unique workshop.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – Intro to Encaustic recommended.


Update: Southern Sweets Owner Nancy Cole Featured in Decaturish

The story of the painting, “Butterflies for Nancy,” that Kim McGill Stuart and myself recently put up for auction for the Nancy Cole Care Fund to help with her terminal illness has been published by Decaturish. (Like them on Facebook.)


Another Decatur business owner, Larry McDaniel of Trinity Title on East Ponce, decided with his wife to purchase the painting and give it back to Nancy and her husband. They hope it will soon be hanging in her downtown Decatur Southern Sweets Bakery, alongside the artwork of her husbands’, Phil Allen.

The two couples had bonded by frequenting the restaurant about three times a week over the last several years. Both wives have struggled with cancer. They have all taken a class together from Kim and I, which is how we met. We will continue to pray for and support this family.

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*Click here to read whole article in Decaturish.



Private and Semi-Private Encaustic Wax Lessons


Penny will teach you the ins and outs of painting with encaustic wax. Learn to melt, color and paint with molten beeswax. Burn patterns and depth into with a blow torch or learn to iron the wax on watercolor paper. Choose a style and learn in a personalized one on one setting or in a small party group with friends.

One-on-One Private Lesson:
2 hour minimum $150.00
+ additional hour(s) $75. per hour

Semi-Private Lesson (2-3 people):
2 hour minimum $100.00 per person
+ additional hour(s) $50. per hour per person

No experience necessary. Supplies included.


  • Girls Night Out Party or Event in Atlanta
  • Mom’s Day Out or Lunch Group
  • Bachelorette or Bachelor Party Event
  • Teen Art Education
  • Continuing Encaustic Wax Painting Education
  • Creating Artwork in a Private Environment
  • Personal Artistic Growth and Artwork Critique