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What is Encaustic?

The word encaustic means to burn in. It is an ancient art form comprised of bees wax, tree resin, and pigment. Once the wax mixture is heated to 200 degrees it can be manipulated onto the board. Each layer of wax must be fused & cooled in order for multiple layers to be added. The wax mixture can be further manipulated with either a heat tool or an encaustic iron to further the design. Once completely cooled, the wax hardens. (Please see below on how to take care of your encaustic piece.)
Memberships

Almonte and Area Artists’ Association (A4) https://almonteartintheattic.wordpress.com/maria-di-rosa/

International Encaustic Artists https://www.international-encaustic-artists.org/
Future Confirmed Art Shows

November 2019 Artbox.Gallery, Zürich Switzerland

November 23, 2019 Wall Candy Expo, Ottawa Canada

December 2-8, 2019 Artbox.Project at Art Basel Miami 2019

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Untitled (Earth’s Imagination in Flight)

Present/Past Art Shows

October 2019 Artbox.Talent, Zürich Switzerland

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Artbox.Gallery, Zürich Switzerland September 2019

Artbox.Project at the Swiss Art Expo Aug 2019, Zürich

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Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, Almonte, Ontario, Canada (2nd group exhibition)

The Art House Cafe Ottawa, Ontario Canada (Solo exhibition)

Art in the Attic (A4), Almonte, Ontario, Canada (36th, 37th, 38th, 39th Annual Shows group exhibitions)

The Civic Hospital Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (4th solo exhibition)

The Carleton Place Library, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada (2nd group exhibition)

Wall Candy Art Show Nov 8, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Canada (group exhibition)

Artbox Gallery Screen Zürich, June 2018

2018 June Zurich

ARTBOX.PROJECTS New York, 2018

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Trio Bistro & Lounge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (solo exhibition)

Fall Exhibit at the Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Summer Exhibit at the Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Spring Exhibit at The Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Stittsville Library, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Dovercourt Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2nd group exhibition)

Shaw Centre at the Body, Soul & Spirit Expo, Ottawa Ontario, Canada (two artists exhibition)

Palms, Almonte, Ontario, Canada (2nd two artists exhibition)

The Herb Garden, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Maple Run Studio Tour, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Village Clinic, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (solo exhibition)

KRP Spring Bazare, Kanata, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Robin’s Nest, Almonte, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

The Hive, Carp, Ontario, Canada (group, and solo exhibitions)

Rustic Ruminants, Burnstown, Ontario, Canada (group exhibition)

Commission: Health Food Services (HFS), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Painting “Core” shown in Hallmark movie “Love on a Limb”
Community Projects:

Presently participating in the 4A Art in the Attic 30th Anniversary project that will be revealed in May 2020. Hint: the history of Almonte including basketball!!

4A project of Mills of Mississippi presently housed in the textile museum in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. Two of my panels as part of a series.

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As well, participated in two group murals presently exhibited in the town of Almonte, Ontario, Canada

In partnership with Dovercourt Community Centre and with the aid of another artist, designed & painted mural in the community pool.
Caring for Encaustic art
It is important not to hang any art in direct sunlight. This is also true for encaustic art. It should not be left in a vehicle for an extended period of time. “Bloom” may also appear, if so gently, with a soft clean link free cloth, shine up your art piece.
Enjoy!