Encaustic Artist at Garry Oak Gallery May 16

Posted in Community News, Visual Art

May 13, 2015

Lucy Johnson, encaustic/mixed media artist will be at the Garry Oak Gallery from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 to discuss her work with gallery visitors.

Lucy Johnson is primarily a painter, constantly evolving and melding oils, watercolor, encaustic, clay, photography, and printmaking within her creative process. The encaustic method involves the use of pigmented wax, composed of beeswax and damar resin. Egyptians (200-300 AD) used the method to create portraits on mummies. The word encaustic is derived from “enkaustikos”, a Greek word meaning to burn in. An application of heat is necessary to bond each layer of wax.

In the layers of her encaustic paintings, Lucy may embed organic matter, stained papers, and copies of her previous paintings, personal photographs, drawings, and etchings. Her work explores my intrigue with personal fragments, visual and written, and the layering of these particles. Viewers are invited to have a dialogue with her work, to look and listen without anticipation of how to reply in the conversation. Revel in the exploration and discovery. Stop by and meet the artist, the gallery is located at 830 SE Pioneer Way # 101, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.  See more about the gallery here: www.garryoakgallery.com.


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