Lin Holzinger is a mixed media artist in San Diego County, CA. Her earliest artistic attempts were in life drawing, photography and water media. She developed a love for encaustic at first glance but it took nearly ten years of experimenting with a variety of other methods and mediums before she established a suitable studio space for painting with molten wax.
Lin has always been drawn to paintings full of texture, so many of her works invite the viewer to look more closely. That quality, wedded to rich color and multiple layers, plus the lusciousness of wax, often creates an aesthetic that goes beyond what she feels she can achieve in other mediums.
Working with the wax is always surprising. “I love the smell of the wax, so just walking into my studio brings me joy. And no matter what I might be planning to do creatively, the wax and the heat always exert their own will. That tension of knowing what I want to achieve and waiting to see what actually develops is where the fun lies for me”.
When Lin moved to North County in 2008, she wanted to spend her leisure time studying painting and become part of the visual arts community. To that end, she joined a local art guild where she has served in a variety of board positions ever since. During this time, her artwork has been periodically on display at a member-owned and operated art gallery in Encinitas, CA. Her current affiliations include International Encaustic Artists, the San Diego Museum of Art, San Dieguito Art Guild and the Artists Alliances of the Oceanside Museum of Art.