Artist Statement

"Painting with FIre" As an Encaustic artist, I apply a fired torch to fuse together layers of beeswax, resin and pigment to create abstract art. This ancient art form is bold, revealing and very unique. You’re always welcome to visit my Sun Valley, Idaho area studio in downtown Ketchum to explore the depth and layers of my work.

Artist Bio

Jodie Stejer is an Encaustic artist working from her Wood River Valley studio in Ketchum, Idaho: applying a fired torch to fuse together beeswax, resin and pigment to create abstract art.


Jodie moved from Corvallis, Oregon to play volleyball and attend Whitworth University. After college she married her husband, John, had two kids and worked as an Interior Designer for over 20 years. Oil and acrylic painting had always been a “hobby”, but upon becoming an “empty nester” Jodie knew she wanted to pursue encaustic art full time.


Encaustic art is a passion which Jodie is continually engaged in and captivated by. You can find her torching away at her art studio in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho.