Paintlove refugee art project

GoPaintLove, New American Pathways and Mclendon Elementary School artist volunteer Refugee Art Project


Spending this rainy afternoon with artist my daughter and Paint Love and the kids in the New American Pathways after school program at Mclendon Elementary School! The kids loved exploring different mediums and getting a little messy in the process!

Thank you to Paint Love for connecting artists and non-profits. These kids were spectacular!




My recent class at Spruill Center for the Arts, Ironing on Watercolor Paper and Panel with Encaustic Wax, had some magnificent pieces created as usual. Sign up and see what comes out of your soul!!

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Update: Student Work from Photo-Encaustic Class at Spruill

My recent class on May 15th was a blast as was to be expected.

To sign up for another class and read about the original class go to

Hope to see you at the next one!!









Occupy My Family Article Announces Penny Treese Exhibit at Ocean Market

The new Parisian-inspired bistro and catering company, Ocean Market, across from Emory Midtown Hospital (formerly Crawford-Long), will be celebrating with a live encaustic artwork demonstration by Penny Treese on April 1st from 7-9 pm. Her beautiful works will also be on display and for sale. Chef Shane McIntosh will be providing complimentary hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails for the guests. Penny has won awards in a number of juried exhibitions, including, most recently, Best of Show at a competition at the Decatur Market & Gallery.

“Observing the way our culture treats aging as an evil to avoid, Treese’s technique begins with an out-of-focus photograph of a nude woman on thin paper. She distresses the image with water, wine, coffee, salt and cold—natural elements that age the human body. Finally, applying heat to layers of molten unbleached beeswax and vivid pigment, Treese creates a beauty and integrity from her “aged” work—ultimately answering the question “Are beauty and aging contradictions in terms” with an empathic and absolute No.

Link to original article >> Penny Treese Tipped for Ocean Market’s Local Artist Series

Now Showing at Garage Door Studio in Avondale

Here are pictures of several of my works hanging and available for purchase currently at Garage Door Studio in Avondale: 119 Center St, Avondale Estates, 30002




Genesis Day 2, framed 12x12


Bursts of ocean II 12x12

8x8 white & gold bursts

Successful Color Burst Class Update!

We had 8 students attend this recent Color Burst Creations Pop-Up class at my Home Studio! You can’t beat using a blow-torch to do these color fusions! There are always such exciting original results after this class! The pieces are so unique and rich and intense, almost looking three dimensional…







Color burst 1

New Exhibit at Ocean Market!


Please come to my new exhibition: Penny Treese Art Opening at the exciting new Ocean Market (489 Peachtree Street in Atlanta).

April 1st, 7-9 PM

You’ll be treated to complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by Chef Shane, and I plan to do an encaustic painting demonstration! This event is free and open to the public.

Read more about Ocean Market and Chef Shane McIntosh here and on Facebook.




New Encaustic Ironing Landscapes – Exploring New Color Palettes

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Exploring new colors in encaustic painting and ironing.

New Landscapes Exploring Horizons and Self Through Encaustic Wax

5 New wax landscapes exploring horizons, self expression and texture through the ironing wax technique.

New Encaustic Ironing Landscapes by Penny Treese

4 new encaustic pieces from Penny Treese exploring new colors, textures and minimalism using her encaustic wax ironing technique.