Encaustic, Mixed Media, Collage

This is love: a retrospective

This is Love: A retrospective

This is love.
a retrospective of andrea bird’s art

MAY 4 – 19, 2019
ARTIST TALK: MAY 4 @ 3PM
PAUL MORIN GALLERY
19741 MAIN STREET ALTON, ON GALLERY HOURS: WED – SUN 10 – 5
519-942-4918

Join us for a celebration of 35 years of art-making with over 50 paintings on exhibit, that provide a glimpse into the various themes and media that Andrea has worked with over the decades. This is a real labour of love, and we have deep gratitude for all those who loaned their pieces back. We look forward to seeing you during this time… please feel free to share with art lovers everywhere!

ANDREA + DAN PRESENT: MAY 4, 11, 19 (1 – 4PM)

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I am a mixed media encaustic artist, living with my family in Ontario, a few hours outside of Toronto in Canada. The beauty of this landscape inspires my work. To learn more about me view my artistic statement and c.v.

I am often asked “what is encaustic?” In recent decades, this wonderfully luscious medium is experiencing a resurgence, as more and more artists discover its versatility. It is an ancient technique, which literally means “to burn or heat”. Appropriate, as each stage of encaustic painting involves heat. The wax is melted, mixed with pigment, and then each layer is fused with heat. The fusing can be done with a blow torch, heat gun, iron, or light bulb, depending on the effect desired. Being a collage artist for many years, it was a natural fit for me to include found objects and collage of all sorts in the wax (encaustic medium).

Enjoy your time browsing this site, and please feel free to contact me with questions or comments about my encaustic art, shows & exhibits, encaustic workshops, encaustic art supplies and/or dancing through cancer.

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