Jaya King is a California native based out of Sacramento. She is known for her contemporary semi-abstract encaustic artworks (painting with hot wax). Her dynamic encaustic paintings marry both balances of technique and personal connection to the viewer. Her natural sense of the abstract winds its way through her organic animal artworks, her subtle subjective landscapes and especially her fierce portraits. Her love affair with encaustic extends far beyond the gallery wall.
Jaya passionately lectures and instructs with an emphasis on technique, personal growth, and exploration through art. Her popular hands-on painting workshops give students the opportunity to grow as artists and express their individuality. Her enthusiasm for art is infectious and it propels her and her students down a path of inspiration and understanding through creation.
She has been featured in Sacramento’s Inside Publications magazine. Her work has been published in Splash 11: New Directions, Incite 3: The Best of Mixed Media, and in Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks. Jaya developed an encaustic scholarship program, which gives high school students the opportunity to explore this amazing medium. At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University and is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, California and the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Follow Jaya’s Blog “The Fearless Painter” on her website: www.jayasart.com