Boston based artist, Amalia Tagaris, was trained in professional photography at the New England School of Photography and is self-taught in encaustic and mixed media art. She first started painting with encaustic in 2009.

Her introductory work with the encaustic medium combined her passion for photographic imagery with the luminous, textural qualities of encaustic. Today, she continues the exploration of the medium by incorporating oil paint, inks, carbon prints on silk tissue and a variety of other mixed media in her paintings.

A true New Englander with European roots and traditions, her perspective is enriched by the marriage of both worlds. She is deeply influenced by the beauty and mystery of our daily surroundings.

Amalia received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College in Waltham, MA. She has been a member of MassWax, a New England based encaustic artist organization, from 2011 to 2014 and has served as a Board member on their Exhibitions Committee.

Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and is owned by corporate and private collections in the United States and Canada. Amalia teaches encaustic and mixed media workshops and exhibits frequently in the Boston area.

Education & Training

Bentley College, Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems (1988)

Professional in the information technology industry (1988 - 2005)

New England School Of Photography ~ Applied Photography Program (2000)

Amalia Tagaris Photography, Specialized in Portraits (2005 - 2008)

R & F Handmade Paints, Encaustic Photography workshop (2010)

Beyond Basics Workshop with Tracy Spadafora (September 2011)

Somerville,  MA

Creating Depth and Transparency in Wax demo with Tracy Spadafora (September 2011) Somerville,  MA

Professional Affiliations

Gorse Mill Studios Gallery Committee

International Encaustic Artist (IEA) member since 2011

MassWax member 2011 - 2014

MassWax Exhibitions Committee (Co-chair) (November 2012 - May 2014)

MassWax Website Developer (December 2013)