Night Under The Stars Art Block

Cathy Nichols' enchanted forest scene is created using beeswax encaustic paint.
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Cathy Nichols


Cathy Nichols created by

Cathy Nichols

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Woodland Wonder

Out a surrealist palette of deep maroon, hot pink, and burnt orange, Cathy Nichols creates an enchanted forest that stands out against an calming, indigo night sky. At the center of this vivid thicket stands a tent that appears to glow softly suggesting the joy and camaraderie of the happy campers nestled inside.

Cathy creates each vibrant artwork using beeswax encaustic paint. Used by ancient Greek and Egyptian portrait makers, encaustic is a centuries-old art making technique that uses melted colored beeswax to create glossy drawings. She then takes high-resolutions scans of the original paintings. She prints the images using an artisan printer and then adheres the prints onto the birch panels using acrylic medium. To finish, she hand-embellishes each print with glittering rhinestones and uses a rubber-tipped tool to create an intriguing and one-of-a-kind texture. Handmade in Asheville, North Carolina, and signed by the artist.


Made in North Carolina

Cathy Nichols

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Cathy Nichols


New York

Cathy Nichols knew she was an artist when she stood before a blank canvas and tore up her applications to law school. “Since then, my paintings have become a place for me to restore the sense of wonder, love, and joy I remember from childhood,” she says. “A space left open for magic.” Using encaustic, a medium made of beeswax, the North Carolina painter has charmed collectors across the country, including actress Julia Roberts. But when she thinks of her pieces on a wall, she simply hopes they “spark conversation and bring people together.” As she imagines: “A guest asks, ‘What's this painting made of? Why does it smell so good?" And the owner replies with a twinkle in her eye, ‘It's beeswax! First she melts it, then she uses it as paint! This piece always reminds me that our house is ruled by love.’”

Handmade Made in the USA
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acrylic, archival ink, birchwood panel, radiant white paper, rhinestones
8" W x 8" H x 7/8" D
Dust with a dry cloth if needed (no water).
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