THE PRACTICE OF ENCAUSTIC PAINTING dates to the ancient Egyptian mummy paintings, but has regained popularity since the early 19th century. Surgical-grade beeswax is combined with damar resin, and archival pigments to create subtle, translucent layers which are fused together with high heat. Often combined with other mediums, the resulting works are surprisingly durable. All encaustic works on this site are made exclusively using archival materials and, with proper care, will not fade, separate, or crack over time. Depending on the base material, works on boards or panels can be displayed framed or unframed. Framing material usually negotiable. Caring for your encaustic painting.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS OF MY ENCAUSTIC WORK:
Beginning in March of 2019, Heart of America Artists Association will be joining with the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma commemorating the 200th year of the Arkansas Territory. Approximately 80 two-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums, by artists from nine states, have been juried into a collection and are based on people, places, objects, stories and cultures from the two centuries of the geographical Arkansas Territory. The Exhibition will travel to several locations including museums and galleries in Arkansas and Oklahoma in 2019 and 2020. For exhibition locations or for purchase, please contact the Heart of America Artists Association.
new landscapes: Pacific Northwest forests
On the six-year anniversary of my arrival in Portland, my show of new landscape paintings will be in the Feature Gallery at Sidestreet Arts in June. Paired with turned wood objects by Northwest master craftsman Kevin Poest, this show is a love letter to the exquisite native woods of the Pacific Northwest. To be notified of further information, and to preview images, subscribe to my monthly newsletter.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday June 7, from 6-9 PM
ARTIST MEET & GREET: Sunday June 16, from 12-2 PM
Sidestreet Arts: 140 SE 28th Ave., Portland, OR 97214