Sophie R. Hallonquist is a Polish-Canadian artist born in Poland in 1941. Early in her art career, she studied drawing and tapestry weaving in Poland. She continued her studies in drawing, painting, and design in Sweden and Canada, including studies at Toronoto's Ryerson University. Today, Sophie specializes in the encaustic painting technique which dates back to the 5th Century B.C. Her encaustic still lifes are done with melted beeswax and pigments that result in a translucent glossy enamel-like surface.The artist currently lives in Canada and her art is found in galleries across Europe and North America.