Isabelle is a contemporary artist, though her preferred medium of encaustic is ancient. In her studio located on the scenic shores of Lough Derg, County Clare, she has rekindled the ancient painting process of Encaustics, an immediate and tactile painting method using molten pigmented beeswax. Her creative process involves the application of semi-transparent layers of wax, paint, and pigment, striving to create depth and translucency without compromising the spirit of the medium or subject matter.
As a student Isabelle has gained a foundation in sculpture, drawing and painting at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Poitiers, France and graduated in 2006 with an honours degree in fine arts in Ireland. Since then she has been exhibiting her work extensively nationally and internationally, among others, Northern Ireland, China and France .She is a former member of Artspace in Galway and G126, and is now one of the founding member of Art in studios, East Clare art trail. She is also experienced in conducting group workshops and demonstrations on demand or art enthusiasts, absolute beginners and developing artists alike, wanting to discover a new versatile painting process.