John O'Hara

John O'Hara, artist, in his Saint Louis studio.

John O'Hara

John O'Hara (b. 1963) is a contemporary artist renowned for his captivating works of art. Specializing in encaustic painting, a technique that involves using heated beeswax mixed with pigment, O'Hara creates stunningly vibrant pieces layered with color and texture. O'Hara's work is included in private collections as well as public collections around the world, earning him recognition as a master of the encaustic medium and a prominent figure in contemporary art.

Public Collections: 
London, Milan, Paris, New York, Seoul, New Orleans, Telluride, Nashville, Rome, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seattle, Singapore, Bali, Macau, Gandaria City.

About the Medium | Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax and pigments applied hot to a specially prepared wood panel. A final burning-in process creates a permanent surface that will never fade. The final painting is like no other medium in many ways including an alluring luster similar to venetian plaster. Periodic polishing with a soft cloth brings a luster to the surface and hardens the wax. It also gives owners an intimate connection to their painting. 

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