I have been working with the molten beeswax medium for 14 years. I received a research grant in 2004 while attending UWSP because encaustic was not taught at the university.  I was instantly intrigued, and was attracted to the luminous quality. I graduated in 2006 and jumped right into the art world.  I actually skipped my graduation ceremony and exhibited my beeswax paintings at an art fair instead.


Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting emphasis  May 2006 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


Current-2006 Owner of Jessie Fritsch Encaustics

Part of Q Gallery: Artists Cooperative in Downtown Stevens Point

Participated in over 150 art fairs and festivals in the Midwest   

Completed over 90 commissioned encaustic paintings

▪Stevens Point Festival of the Arts Council Chair

Community Member for UWSP Arts Bash Committee

  2013-2009 Painted beer tappers for Central Waters Brewing Co.

View full list of achievements here: 2018 Achievements.pdf