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I’m Theresa Stirling, beeswax painter, mama, and chocolate lover in the PNW. Working closely with collectors and interior designers, I have been painting with beeswax and fire for over 15 years; still enchanted.

My process is an honest one, with honest materials. Slowly heating beeswax and pure pigments; layering brushstrokes of hot wax over birch panel, then firing it. It is primal, mesmerizing, ancient-yet-contemporary. There is a complexity to the simplicity of my work; due to the 10,000+ hours I’ve put in. Showing up each day; serving collectors in a concierge-level way. Luxury interiors a passion. My graphics designer and I digitally show how the piece may look, installed, and keep the process accessible. The studio gives back to animal shelters, education and teens. Purpose driven, nature-inspired. Being self taught has its advantages, keeping things ‘loosely tight,’ my hallmark.

Collaborations and commissions welcome. ~ theresa

B.of A., University of WA, Economics
Biotech Marketing, 12 year career
Health Care Business Co-Ownership, 17 years
Content creating full-time, with creamy coffee & a snoring dog.



A great space with big windows, fireplace, music, a slouchy couch & coffee table; a sleeping dog. Choregraphed chaos, most days.

Tables are filled with hot wax plates, paint brushes, blowtorches, pigments and current art projects. Busy year-round, the studio feels relaxing, inspired, prolific and welcoming. The studio shows a creative life, with purpose. Here is a recent video.

Visits welcome by appointment.
Samples available to the trade.


Giving back

Theresa Stirling’s PNW studio creates luminous, beeswax art– sophisticated, mountain modern and textured. Creating with purpose; the studio donates significant proceeds and energy to animal shelters, teens, schools and the arts.