Amy Weil studied at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and earned her BFA in painting. She painted in oils, producing large semi- abstract paintings, and was inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Norfolk, Connecticut, during her residency at Yale Norfolk School of Art. Amy switched over to encaustic painting after discovering its wonderful translucent as well as opaque qualities and has been hooked ever since. The encaustic process has allowed Amy to explore painting on a more abstract and deeper level by spontaneously inscribing, scraping and adding wax that alludes to and reflects on the natural process of nature. Amy continues to paint with wax but also incorporates collage and mixed media into her work. She is exploring the grid in her latest series of paintings.