Wendy Aikin was born in San Francisco, California in 1950 and currently lives and works on the central coast of California. She is a self-educated and self- trained painter using the medium of encaustic. In addition to her painting, Aikin creates three-dimensional assemblages using found objects. Her work may be found in the permanent collections of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art, the County of Santa Cruz Collection and the Wonju Paper Museum, Wonju, Korea. Aikin is also a co-founder of Wax Works West, a school for the encaustic arts, located in Corralitos, California.