About Bruce Tyner

I'M bruce tyner

I work primarily in encaustics (painting with hot beeswax) while also incorporating photography and other mediums. After many years using watercolour, pastels and other mediums I discovered encaustic and saw the potential of this art form. “I just like the way that the hot wax can be formed and manipulated and can sometimes flow into a whole new direction from what it was originally intended”

I was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario, and lived in Texas and Tennessee before moving to Bracebridge Ontario in Canada, 

I studied at South Plains College in Levelland Texas majoring in sound technology and performing art technology with a minor in fine arts

I am an award winning artist, a member of Muskoka Arts and Crafts, a former member of the Murfreesboro Art League in Tennessee.


I draw on my varied experience to shape my art works, focusing mainly on landscapes, cityscapes, abstracts and portraits.


I use the medium Encaustic. Encaustic is a beeswax based paint that is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-like finish. The ancient Greeks developed encaustic over 2,000 years ago. The word encaustic derives from the Greek word enkaustikos, meaning “to heat” or “to burn”. The wax layers of an encaustic painting need to be “burned in”. This simply means fusing the layers of wax together with heat to ensure that the different layers of wax are bonded together and will not flake apart. Encaustic paint is simply beeswax, resin, and pigment. Due to the characteristics of beeswax paint the surface can be polished to a high gloss for a luminous effect, or the wax can be modeled, sculpted, textured, and combined with collage material. These paintings are extremely archival, but as with any fine art, care should be given to them. There should be no fear of the work melting in normal household conditions. The wax and resin will not melt unless exposed to temperatures over 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Leaving a painting in a car on a hot day would not be advisable or hanging a painting in front of a window with direct desert-like sun. They are also sensitive to freezing cold temperatures. Encaustic paints are perhaps the most durable form of painting, evidenced by the Faiyûm mummy portraits in Egypt, which have survived over 2000 years without cracking, flaking, or fading. Wax has several inherent qualities that allow it to withstand the test of time: it is a natural adhesive; it is moisture resistant, mildew and fungus resistant, and unappetizing to insects. Wax paint also does not contain solvents or oils so they will not darken or yellow with age. Leaving the painting as fresh as the day it was painted.

career highlights

In 2016 I opened my studio in a converted 150 year old church in the quaint village of Muskoka Falls, Ontario, Canada. I have won various awards and have had a variety of shows in galleries around Muskoka. Check my Calendar for upcoming events.

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