Wendy Aikin
After raising three children and retirement from multiple jobs, which included figure skating coach, banker, home stager, interior designer and most recently working with the homeless and addicted, Wendy is now devoting all her time to making art. 
In addition, Wendy, along with her sister Judy Stabile and friend, Daniella Woolf partnered to create Wax Works West, a school for the encaustic arts where they shared their knowledge with 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, Santa Cruz, and R & F Paint in New York have broadened the scope of her work.  Wendy started making art in her 40's and has continued intermittently between jobs. She has received several awards for her encaustic work and assemblages. 

Wendy lives in a small cottage in Watsonville, California near her studio in Corralitos.  She can be found most days in her studio up to her elbows in wax or glue.