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Jeanne Borofsky, BFA, MFA, is internationally recognized, with paintings, prints and drawings in numerous museums and private collections. She was born in New Hampshire, and after several moves settled in Groton, MA with her husband Jerr. They have two grown children. Jeanne has been a practicing artist for over 50 years. She has painted with watercolors, oils, encaustics, rubber stamps and collages, and is a printmaker - traditional, photographic, encaustic & digital. Jeanne is also a part-time Digital Imaging Specialist and graphic designer, and is a president emeritus of New England Wax.
"Most of my work is encaustic collage. Encaustic - painting with hot colored beeswax and damar resin - is a medium that was used by the ancient Greeks as far back as 400 BC. I create encaustic monotypes with patterns reminiscent of barks and leaves or water, and collage them onto panels. Stamps, maps, bits of asemic writing and electronic bits are ever present in my work. I include pen and watercolor drawings and lots of bits and pieces of ephemera, even origami, to create an impression of the world, seen through a personal lens. I love the way beeswax creates both physical and visual depth and translucency to my work - adding to the mystery and magic I’m trying to convey. Whatever I put into my art, it always includes the joy of creation, the love of art, and the happiness in my ability to create it."