Robert Fesser is an encaustic artist who lives and works in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Originally from Chicago, Bob is a relative new comer to art and encaustics. His paintings and encaustic photo transfers have quickly gained recognition and acceptance. Fesser graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1982 with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Art. It wasn't until 2016, however' that Bob's inner artist was awakened. In 2017, encouraged by his wife, a successful artist as well, Bob was told about encaustics and the process of encaustic painting. Bob was hooked as soon as he heard 'fire.' Feeling a passion in him had been ignited, Bob began taking classes in both 2D and 3D encaustics, but he is largely self taught. Fesser continues to experiment with new techniques and explore the possibilities of encaustic art.