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.

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 2022/23 are proving to be exciting years. 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!

Awards

Luxembourg Art Prize Certificate of Artistic Merit: awarded by the commission and the museum in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022.   (I did not submit in 2021.) 

Current/Past Art Exhibitions

Art Basel Art Week Miami, ARTBOX.PROJECTS, November 28, 2022 to December 10, 2022 (art fair)

Palma, Palma de Mallorca in Spain, ARTBOX.PROJECTS , October 24, 2022 to November 5, 2022 (art fair)

Biennale d’Arte di Venezia,  Italia  ARTBOX.PROJECTS,   May 1-31, 2022  (art fair)

Trio Lounge, Ottawa, Canada, April 11-June 28, 2022  (solo exhibition)

Art Metropole Europe Barcelona,  Spain,  ARTBOX.PROJECTS  May 2-May 7, 2021  (art fair)

WORLD, On-Line ARTBOX.PROJECTS,   January 1-March, 2021 (art fair)

ARTSY   Via ARTBOX.GALLERY,  January 1-March, 2021 (on-line)

ARTSY   Via ARTBOX.GALLERY,  September 2019-March, 2020 (on-line)

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

Swiss Art Expo,  Zürich Switzerland, ARTBOX.PROJECTS,   August 20-24, 2020  (art fair)

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

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  (art fair)

Wall Candy Art Expo, Ottawa Canada, November 23, 2019  (art fair)

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

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

Swiss Art Expo, Zürich Switzerland  ARTBOX.PROJECTS,  August 15-19, 2019, (art fair)

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

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

Art in the Attic, Almonte, Canada, May 10-12, 2019  (art fair)

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

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

Wall Candy Art Expo, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, November 8, 2018 (art fair)

Art in the Attic, Almonte, Canada, May 11-13, 2018  (art fair)

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

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

Armory Art Week, New York, U.S.A  ARTBOX.PROJECTS, March 5-16, 2018  (art fair)

The Carleton Place Library, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada, January 1-31, 2018  (group exhibition)

Ottawa Diplomatic Ball,  Ottawa, Canada, December 8, 2017  (group exhibition)

Trio Lounge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August-October,  2017 (solo exhibition)

The Art House Café Fall Exhibit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October-December, 2017  (group exhibition)

The Art House Café Summer Exhibit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,  July-September, 2017 (group exhibition)

The Art House Café Spring Exhibit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,  April-June, 2017 (group exhibition)

Art in the Attic, Almonte, Canada, May 12-14, 2017  (art fair)

Stittsville Library, Ontario, Canada, January 2-31, 2017  (group exhibition)

The Civic Hospital of Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,  November 1-30,  2016 (2 artists exhibition)

Dovercourt Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August-October 29, 2016 (two artist exhibition)

Shaw Centre, Body Soul And Spirit Expo, Ottawa Ontario, Canada,  October 14-16, 2016 (group exhibition)

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

Palms, Almonte, Ontario, Canada, August-October 12, 2016  (two artists exhibition)

The Herb Garden, Ontario, Canada  April 31-October 1, 2016  (group exhibition)

Art in the Attic, Almonte, Canada, May 6-8, 2016  (art fair)

Maple Run Studio Tour, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada  April 2-3, 2016 (art fair)

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)

Palms, Almonte, Ontario, Canada, November 3, 2015-January 20, 2016  (two artists exhibition)

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

Rustic Ruminants, Burnstown, Ontario, Canada, 2015 (two artists 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!