Jessie Benson created a special technique for painting with beeswax and oil paint. She covers a cradled board with a few layers of beeswax and then carves detailed botanical-themed images into the wax. The carved design is painted with oil paint. Many of her pieces feature her original poetry on themes of love, family and spirituality.
With the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding her home, inspiration is always at hand. Besides her life as an artist, she’s a certified life coach and she teaches yoga and meditation.