Vicki Lee lives and paints in New Orleans, Louisiana. After retiring from a career in accounting, she studied art and painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. In 2009, she discovered the medium of beeswax, and proceeded to learn the intricacies of working as an encaustic artist. Encaustic means to “burn with heat” and most of her work includes beeswax or wax crayons that are manipulated by heat from a blow torch, heat gun or hot plate.
Her work is primarily abstract with color influences from the seascapes and landscapes she appreciates. In 2015, over 40 of her encaustic paintings were selected to hang in a new medical complex in New Orleans. In 2018, her work was accepted into the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Her art hangs in many commercial buildings as well as homes and can be purchased from variousshops along CR30A between Destin and Panama City. In addition to painting, she enjoys teaching wax-based applications in her studio in New Orleans.