Deborah Llewellyn is best known as a photographer of extraordinary ability. However, she is now delving into abstract art as she experiments with encaustic and resins, pushing these techniques to new levels.
Born in Montreal, raised in Connecticut, Llewellyn started her artistic career with a full scholarship to Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in New York City before moving on to commercial photography. She now lives in Atlanta where she works daily in her studio as she exercises the same discipline she developed as a dancer and photographer.
Her paintings are a combination of beeswax and damar medium, oil paint, cold wax and her own photography. She makes her own encaustic medium in order to control the hardness and mixing of colors. Her large works require much physical effort to lift and manipulate them, but she still maintains spontaneity despite the necessary pre-planning to create these striking pieces.