Maggie Steinhilper's
Encaustics and


About Maggie Steinhilper

My Background

Painting is the way I relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of our modern world. Scheduling time to paint is tough sometimes; however there’s a sense of accomplishment even if I can put in just an hour or two of painting or creating each day.

I started painting with watercolors, which is my first love, however have since expanded to other mediums. The latest medium I’ve been exploring for a few years now is Encaustics, which uses a hot palette with wax and oil pigments. 

Love photography and nature and use my images as reference for my work. My first love is watercolors with my style being dry brush mostly with an emphasis on high contrast.  Love to travel and capture the feeling of the country and the native environment.

Another passion of mine, which is often reflected in my subject matter are BIRDS. Love to watch bird behavior, both outdoors, and through my volunteer work or with my exotic finches at home. Many of my works have sold from Millwood, Middleburg and Leesburg Gallery showings.

Recent exhibits include OWL paintings at the Bryne Gallery, Artists in Middleburg - AIM Gallery, “The Bull Brothers” at the opening of the Tryst Gallery in Leesburg, “Man on A Park Bench” and a watercolor entitled “Four Peruvian Ladies” at the Waterford Fair.

My Medium

I use many different mediums, such as watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels and encaustics. I believe working with several mediums helps me create something really unique to my artistic process.

My Inspiration

I LOVE nature and many of my pieces are directly influenced by walks and birding in nature. I love recreating plants and wildlife in my work.