Hi, I'm Angelique. I believe your home should be your sanctuary, and you should surround yourself with things you love, including amazing art. It should reflect who you are, your uniqueness, and your special style.
I’ve always been an artist at heart. But I did what was expected — I went to college and got a sensible degree (well, as sensible as an English Literature degree can be) and started a job as a copyeditor.
After that, whatever I fell into was what I did. What I really wanted at my core wasn’t part of the equation. I needed to make a living, right? I went with the flow right into a job that I hated. I was angry, depressed, and miserable, and I realized I needed to make a major change. But looking at job ads just made me more depressed. I didn’t want to work for someone else any more.
After long conversations with my mom and my best friend, I made the decision. I quit. It felt so freeing. Now, I’m doing what I always wanted in my heart — I’m a full-time artist and weaver.
I've been painting in oils for a long time, and I discovered encaustic paint almost 10 years ago. The melted wax has a wonderful texture to it, and I love the structural and textural paintings I can do by building up layers of wax. (If you're not familiar with encaustic paints, you can read a little about them here.) I'm also learning to use watercolors. Right now, I’m loving abstract watercolor backgrounds with pen and ink drawings over the top.
I took a break from painting while I was miserable in my job, so now I’m getting back into the flow by making a commitment to paint at least a painting a day. Some paintings may take more than a day, but that’s okay. The point is to commit to daily painting and get into a groove – something I've been without for too long. It feels so good to be back!
Once I finish a painting, I'll do a short blog post about it with a photo and a rundown of the colors, materials, etc. And I'll add it to my store (shipping is always free).
In addition to painting, I also weave, embroider, and draw embroidery patterns. You can check out that work over here.
Join me as I take this journey back into painting every day!
If you have any questions or requests, please email me at info[at]angeliquestewart.com. I also love connecting on other platforms, so drop on by:
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