Jaimie Brunet was born in Illinois and grew up in a military family, traveling the U.S.and living in Japan in her youth. She attended Shimer College and received a B.S. in Social Sciences. She has studied encaustic medium with artists Robin Samiljan and Jeff Hirst. Jaimie finds her inspiration in the beauty of the natural world and works with encaustic as she finds it's qualities luminous and dimensional in ways other mediums fail. Encaustic wax is challenging, yet forgiving. Working with encaustic has taught her patience and as a Buddhist, she appreciates the encaustic medium for teaching this patience.