Our Ascend candle features an original painting by award-winning local artist, Wendy Ahlm. It is a celebration of our favorite event in New Mexico and captures the sweet fragrances of our woods and desert.
Artisan Collaboration: Wendy Ahlm
From the moment Wendy Ahlm could pick up a crayon, she wanted to be an artist. She received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Carnegie Mellon University. She moved to New Mexico in 1996 and fell in love with the big sky, never-ending views, and spectacular sunsets.
Wendy paints southwest landscapes in oil, pastel and watercolor. She is seized by light and color and moves through the world inspired by her surroundings. Her work is often infused with bright, unusual colors. She loves to have fun and finds joy in painting everyday objects in addition to painting landscapes.
In October 2018, Wendy participated in her first-ever plein air painting event, the Red Rocks Arts Festival in Moab, UT. She won second place in watercolor for her piece, “Passage” and an honorable mention for her oil painting, “La Sal Station.” Later that year, she joined the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and began painting in more plein air events.
Wendy paints JOY. Typically, you can find her outside painting landscapes in oil, pastel, and watercolor. Her work is often infused with bright, unusual colors. She loves to have fun and finds joy in everyday objects in addition to painting landscapes, often painting dinosaurs and other toys that make her laugh and tell a story.
And, in case you want to know one of her secrets — she often travels with a small plastic dinosaur who likes to sneak in progress photos during her painting adventures.
Wendy is an award-winning artist, view her paintings at Wendy Ahlm Fine Art.
- BURN TIME & SIZES
We create our candles with sustainable 100% American-grown soy wax and organic botanicals, many locally grown. We blend premium, custom fragrances that make extraordinary sweet-smelling candles. NO paraffin wax, parabens, dyes, or phthalates.
Glass Tumbler (9 oz.): Burn Time: 60-65 hours, 3.25” diameter, 3.5” height
Ceramic Tumbler (12-13 oz.): Burn Time: 80-85 hours, 3.12" diameter, 4" height
Glass 3-Wick Tumbler (18 oz.): Burn Time: 115-120 hours, 4" diameter, 3.63" height
Travel Tin (4.3 oz.): Burn Time: 22-25 hours, 2” diameter, 2.5” height