Kathleen Stuart is a self-taught encaustic artist living in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, she has moved and travelled with her husband around the world, learning various art forms. This is a new medium for her and she is still learning how to work with encaustic. Her main focus has been fiber art for which she has won many awards and has several pieces in private collections. Encaustic is a mixture of wax and damar resin that is melted together then applied to different substrates such as wood in layers that are fused with heat.