Wendy Aikin
After raising three children and retirement from multiple jobs, which included ice skating coach, banker, home stager, interior designer and most recently working with the homeless, Wendy is now devoting all her time to making art. 
In addition, Wendy, along with her sister Judy Stabile and friend, Daniella Woolf shared Wax Works West, a school for the encaustic arts where they trained over 1000 people from all over the world during the 10 years that they operated the school.

For the most part, Wendy is self-taught.  Taking art classes from local artists, West Valley College, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and R & F Paint in New York have broadened the scope of her work.  Wendy started making art at the ripe old age of 40 and has continued intermittently between jobs.

Wendy has received several awards for her encaustic work and her assemblages have taken over her home and studio.

Wendy splits her time between Bend, Oregon and a small cottage in Watsonville, California.  She can be found most days in her studio up to her elbows in glue.