The Sky

Have you every noticed how often you look to the skies?  Whether it is watching the arrival of an oncoming storm or lying on our backs on a summer day lazily gazing to the skies.  Who hasn’t looked for shapes and figures in passing cumulus clouds or ran for cover from menacing skies of a storm.  The skies dictate the emotions of nature and often that of man.  At dusk they dazzle us with technicolour sunsets reminding us of their artistic prowess, whereas at night they shine and twinkle holding within their folds of darkness the possibility of other worlds.  The skies can make even the most powerful of men succumb to it’s greatness.

In this series, using blowtorches, heat guns and irons to manipulate the wax across the surfaces of my boards I have endeavoured to capture the many moods and magnificence of the skies under which we inhabit.

Are you interested in buying a painting from this series? Check out my availability by Gallery representation and also my online store. If you would like to commission an art piece, contact me, Susan Wallis for my details. 


The texture of Susan Wallis’ works gives them a sense of serenity and excitement at the same time. Canadian landscapes are treated in a resolutely contemporary way.
— Brian Brisson, Galerie Saint-Dizier, Montreal

Distant Skies encaustic art susan wallis
The Glorious Ending 69x24 encaustic art susan wallis
The Sky's Reflection 72x24 2015 encaustic wax art
Big Skies 46x46 encaustic wax painting
Changing Skies 36x18 2017 encaustic art
Dark Skies Approaching 48x6 encaustic art