I am a mixed media encaustic artist and creative soul igniter. Encaustic is the ancient art form of painting with molten wax. I sell artwork and host art workshops at my Toronto studio at the Distillery District, Second Door Studio.
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"I knew nothing about encaustics or mixed media when I found Joya. Somehow I was DRAWN to this form of art.
I couldn't wait and got into it right away, doing everything Joya was teaching me. Every time she showed me how to enhance my piece or introduced a new approach, my mind was BLOWN away. I couldn't believe how easily something could be transformed and brought to life!
What an amazing way to create Beauty, express your uniqueness, and bring more Light and color into the world.
I watched YouTube encaustic videos before going to my encaustics lessons, but Joya's lessons were so much more original, so much more flavorful, she exceeded all my expectations... the patience, the kindness, the infinite creativity this woman embodies is a pleasure (and inspiration) to be around! It's wonderful to meet someone who is true to their gift!
Thank you so much, Joya, for being such a wonderful teacher! Thank you for following your heart and paving the way for others to do the same...
I am so grateful you exist! Thank you for changing my world! " Sasha Alexander