by Jessica DeMers

‘Summer Haze’ encapsulates the essence of Maltese summers through encaustic techniques. Inspired by the delicate beauty of thyme, one of the few plants resilient enough to bloom amidst the scorching heat of Maltese summers, this artwork is a homage to the sweetness Malta yields even in the harshest conditions. By preserving thyme within layers of beeswax, the piece captures a moment of ephemeral beauty, inviting viewers to pause and savor the dreamy and breezy summer morning. Through the tactile experience of texture and scent, “Summer Haze” invites viewers to immerse themselves in the sensory tapestry of the rural Maltese landscape, where the air is filled with the intoxicating aroma of wild herbs and the promise of golden summer honey.


  • Beeswax, thyme & mixed medium
  • 20 cm by 20 cm artwork size
  • 26.5 cm by 26.5 cm framed
  • Signed on the back with the date
  • Original, one and only artwork


Born in 1989, Jessica DeMers graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2011. She then embarked on a journey of exploration, discovering various cultures to feed her creativity. DeMers’ artistic journey is one of diversity and experimentation. Her work, showcased nationally, weaves together elements of realism and abstraction, each piece telling a unique story. Through realism, she captures the essence of human resilience, celebrating the strength found in vulnerability. Simultaneously, her work in abstraction reflects the complexity and fluidity of human experience, inviting viewers to explore the realms of imagination and emotion. Drawing inspiration from her travels and encounters, DeMers employs a variety of materials and techniques in her mixed media creations. Each artwork is a testament to her eclectic approach. In 2021, DeMers found a new home in Malta. Embracing her newfound surroundings, she embarked on a journey of artistic discovery, immersing herself in the local art scene. An emerging artist on the international stage, DeMers has garnered recognition for her distinctive style and poignant storytelling. From a transformative two-week residency in Gozo to numerous group exhibitions, her artistic trajectory continues to ascend. Now, poised to captivate audiences with her solo exhibition at Il-Kamra ta’Fuq this December, DeMers stands at the threshold. Through her evocative creations, she invites viewers to embark on a journey of introspection. Jessica DeMers: a visionary artist, and a storyteller of resilience and magic in a world yearning for inspiration.


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