About & Exhibitions

What is Encaustic?

The word encaustic means to burn in. It is an ancient art form comprised of bees wax, damar resin, and pigment. Once the wax mixture is heated to 200 degrees it can be manipulated onto the wooden boards or any other organic object. Each layer of wax must be fused and 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. Once completely cooled, the wax hardens and therefore ready for exhibiting.

Past and Future Confirmed Art Exhibitions

In 2020, due to the world trying to keep healthy, art exhibitions were put on hold, postponed, on-line, or rescheduled!

2021 proved to be another challenging year for the health of the world. With certain countries opening up slowly and some not at all I chose to continue on a cautionary road for the sake of everyone’s health and not travel at all. I was contacted by various galleries, from around the world, asking if I would participate in their 2021 art shows however with much sadness I decided to “stay home” for the year as per our country’s recommendation. These are galleries I very much want to work with therefore 2022 is proving to be an exciting year. My work is available for on-line purchasing, and purchasing at the specified current art exhibitions listed below.

Keep well and enjoy the colours all around us!

Current Art Exhibitions

Biennale d’Arte di Venezia,  Italia  ARTBOX.PROJECTS   May 1 – 31, 2022  (group exhibition)

Trio Lounge, Ottawa, Canada April 11 to July 11, 2022  (solo exhibition)

Past Art Exhibitions

Art Metropole Europe Barcelona,  Spain  ARTBOX.PROJECTS  May 2 to May7 2021  (group exhibition)

WORLD, On-Line ARTBOX.PROJECTS   January 1 to March 2021 (group exhibition)

ARTSY   Via ARTBOX.GALLERY  Jan 1 to March 2021

ARTSY   Via ARTBOX.GALLERY  Sept 2019 to March 2020

ARTBOX.GALLERY Zürich Switzerland, until end of December 2020 (group exhibition)

Swiss Art Expo,  Zürich Switzerland   ARTBOX.PROJECTS   August 20th to 24th, 2020  (group exhibition)

Art in the Attic 30th Anniversary, Almonte, Canada On-Line May 8th to June 6th 2020 (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY,  Zürich Switzerland  April 2020  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY,  Zürich Switzerland March 2020  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zürich Switzerland  January 2020  (group exhibition)

Art Basel Miami,  U.S.A  ARTBOX.PROJECTS  December 2-8, 2019  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zürich Switzerland November 2019  (group exhibition)

Wall Candy Art Expo, Ottawa Canada November 23, 2019  (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY, Zürich Switzerland Aug -September 2019 (group exhibition)

Swiss Art Expo, Zürich Switzerland  ARTBOX.PROJECTS  Aug 2019, (group exhibition)

The Civic Hospital Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2019 (solo exhibition)

Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, Almonte, Ontario, Canada  2019 (group exhibition)

The Art House Cafe Ottawa, Ontario Canada  May 2019 (Solo exhibition)

The Carleton Place Library, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada  2019  (group exhibition)

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

The Civic Hospital Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2018 (solo exhibition)

Wall Candy Art Expo, Ottawa, Ontario Canada  2018 (group exhibition)

ARTBOX.GALLERY Screen Zürich Switzerland , June 2018   (group exhibition)

Armory Artweeks New York, U.S.A  ARTBOX.PROJECTS  2018  (group exhibition)

Ottawa Diplomatic Ball,  Ottawa, Canada  2017  (group exhibition)

Trio Lounge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2017 (solo exhibition)

The Carleton Place Library, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada  2017  (group exhibition)

Fall Exhibit at the Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2017  (group exhibition)

Summer Exhibit at the Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2017 (group exhibition)

Spring Exhibit at The Art House Cafe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2017 (group exhibition)

Stittsville Library, Ontario, Canada  2017  (group exhibition)

Dovercourt Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2016 (group exhibition)

Shaw Centre at the Body, Soul & Spirit Expo, Ottawa Ontario, Canada  2016 (two artists exhibition)

Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, Almonte, Ontario, Canada  2016 (group exhibition)

Palms, Almonte, Ontario, Canada  2016  (two artists exhibition)

The Herb Garden, Ontario, Canada  2016  (group exhibition)

The Civic Hospital Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2016 (solo exhibition)

Maple Run Studio Tour, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada  2016 (group exhibition)

Village Clinic, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  2015 – 2016  (solo exhibition)

KRP Spring Bazare, Kanata, Ontario, Canada  2016 (group exhibition)

The Hive, Carp, Ontario, Canada  2016 (group exhibition)

The Hive, Carp, Ontario, Canada  2015 – 2016 (solo exhibitions)

Robin’s Nest, Almonte, Ontario, Canada  2015 (group exhibition)

Rustic Ruminants, Burnstown, Ontario, Canada 2015 (group exhibition)

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

Movie participation: Painting “Core” shown in Hallmark movie “Love on a Limb”

Community Projects:

Participated in the Art in the Attic 30th Anniversary project that was revealed in May 2020. Hint: the history of Almonte including basketball!!

Participated in the Art in the Attic project of Mills of Mississippi presently housed in the Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. Two of my panels as part of a series. 

 

As well, participated in three murals presently exhibited in the town of Almonte, Ontario, Canada.

In partnership with Dovercourt Community Centre and with another artist, designed and painted a 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 lint free cloth, shine up your art piece.
Enjoy!