Kana Clark is a visual artist working primarily with encaustic painting. Encaustic paint is one of the oldest painting mediums and was created by the Ancient Greeks. Kana makes her own encaustic paint, in her studio using beeswax, damar resin and dry pigments. Unlike traditional painters that work wet and dry, Kana works hot and cold using a propane torch. She currently lives in Huntsville, AL and works out of her studio at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, which is an old textile factory. Kana actively exhibits her work regionally, as well as nationally and also teaches workshops.
A lifelong creative who has worked on various artistic endeavors, Kana has been painting with an encaustic focus for nearly a decade. She is known for creating works within the realm of all things outer space. She ﬁnds her most creative voice stems from the ever expanding universe and all of the wonders within it. From the tiniest quark to the vast ocean of space, inspiration is all around and within us. Painting nebulae and exoplanets in the encaustic style are Kana’s main focus, however she also enjoys creating works featuring nature and water as the subject.
"I like to think each encaustic piece has its own life story, every layer of wax building who it will become and what it wants to say or reveal. Each piece has its own life journey and is just like our own, often full of nicks, scrapes and scars. The layers in between the start and end are the most important parts, and yet those in between parts are often never seen."