Diane Aldrich Kleiss is an encaustic and mixed media artist who came to Arizona in 1994 from the snowy north (Iowa and Minnesota). With a BFA and teaching degree, she worked as an art teacher for 20 years while pursuing her interests in oil and acrylic painting, and in clay sculpture. In 2004, Diane Kleiss discovered encaustic, the art of hot wax painting, and a new world opened up to her. Sonoran Arts Network (sonoranartsnetwork.net) spent time with Kleiss in her Tucson-area studio, and we were rewarded with a fascinating step-by-step demonstration of the encaustic painting process.
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D)
Audio: Zoom H4
Editing: Adobe Premiere CS4
Music: "Emptiness" / Alexander Blu / alexanderblu.com