Painting With Wax Workshops


Art Workshops

Encaustic art

I have been painting with wax now for 7 years and during that time have developed this medium into  a viable art form. I have now had  art exhibitions in London, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes and Los Angeles the work met with great interest and sold very well. From there it went on to being shown in top interior design showrooms in Cannes and London. A huge part of my market was made to order work where people would give me swatch colours and I would work on commisions ,I sold throughout Europe and America.

At present my Academy is now a full time business and after having so many students ask to learn the technique I have decided to start these weekend workshops to learn this incredible and profitable art form.

Gary Simmons was born in England in 1958.He has lived in London, Los Angeles, the Caribbean and the French Riviera. It was whilst living on the French Riviera, a region rich in history of famous artists, that he discovered an original technique never before seen in the art world. Using heat resistant wax he created a special formula to produce three dimensional textured paintings unique to this medium. The inspiration came from the sun bleached faded facades of the Mediterranean that had been weathered exposing layers of paint, texture and stories of time gone by. The work resembles ancient eroded relics of   art with textures of the natural elements in wood, slate, aged stone and oxidized metal. The viewer becomes absorbed in the discovery of the many textures, forms and colours which evoke a feeling of presence, calmness balance and well- being. Gary has exhibited in London, Paris, Monaco and Cannes. His work has been commissioned by top Interior designers, Hotels, Super- Yachts and private villas on the Cote d Azur. He has sold in Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Dubai, Ireland Los Angeles London and Florida.

The Weekend workshop is priced at 2000 euros .

For two people it is 3000 euros . The Course include 

2 or 3 nights accommodation

Pick up and drop off from Nice Airport

 All instruction in the medium

Working with colour

Understanding temperatures


Metal effects

Wood effects




On completion all students will have complete knowledge and confidence of working with this medium and will take back six of  their paintings.

All work is  done  on site at The Creative House of Candle design

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Daniela, Geneva 

Adrian, London

Frederique, Singapore