Vashty Hawkins lives in Toronto and is a member of the west-end Rose Will Studio & Gallery Collective, located at 1630 Dundas Street West (www.rosewillstudio.com). She is also artist in residence at Royal Porcupine Productions Theatre Company.
Vashty is an encaustic and acrylic artist (www.artbyvashty.webs.com) with influences including pop art, art nouveau, silent movies, and fashion design. She also teaches encaustic workshops for beginners at Rose Will Studio.
She is drawn to vibrant female images and uses encaustic wax, acrylic paints, inks, collage elements, image transfer, stenciling, beading, and other mixed media. She is also a digital photographer, blending some of her own images into fine art pieces.