San Diego Artist Shima Shanti is a beeswax and fire painter in the ancient art form called encaustic. Boldly layering brush strokes of molten wax and natural earth pigment onto birch panel, she fires with the flame of a torch to reveal deep luminous dimension. Fifty-plus layers of beeswax in each painting convey incredible depth and subtlety. Her minimal palette of matte hues pared with unexpected texture then finished to a super-gloss evoke the emotive power of modern minimalism. Wholly modern yet timeless, each artwork is beautiful in its simplicity and unyielding acceptance of imperfection.