My work is autobiographical, drawing from my own personal history, relationships and interactions. I am exploring identity, the complications of communication and the vagaries of personal memory.
As a carpenter and locksmith by trade, I frequently incorporate materials that I use every day into the mixed media encaustic painting process. Some of the more unusual materials I use, such as wood glue, powdered graphite, shellac, Bondo, and clay washes, used in combination with wood burning and wood working tools. I create the appearance of a decayed surface, alter color and add depth to the mixed media encaustic work.
Shaun Doll works in painting, sculpture and print arts and is the founder of and instructor at Northwest Encaustic, a school specializing in teaching multiple approaches to the encaustic arts. He has also taught at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.
Shaun was born and raised in the Northwest. A retired carpenter/locksmith he now splits his time between teaching, Painting, sculpting and restoring his old house.