Encaustic demonstration November 9th at MJG Gallery

On Wednesday November 9th, I will be giving a talk and demonstration on encaustic painting at the MJG Gallery in Toronto. I will talk about the history of encaustic;  about my technique and what motivates my artistic practice. For those curious or interested in the technique, this would be a great way to get an understanding of encaustic painting.  MJG Gallery is located at 555 Parliament St. The event runs from 7 to 10 pm. This event is is a limited to 20 people so please RSVP — $20 per person. To RSVP, please contact Mark Gleberzon at the MJG Gallery, 416.923.4031, or markaloo@yahoo.com.        
Or please feel free to contact me.

Soundings #1 12″ x 12″ encaustic and oil on wood panel SOLD
Soundings #2 12″ x 12″ encaustic and oil on wood panel SOLD

 

New paintings

 

Lake Effect, 24″ x 40″, is a set of 15 8″ x 8″ encaustic tiles, inspired by Lake Ontario, available at XC Art Restorations, Toronto
Topographic, 24″ x 52″ triptych, encaustic, oil, image transfer on wood, available at XC Art Restorations, Toronto

This painting, “Topographic” is very much about the land with its combination of a traditional landscape in the centre panel and a specific topographical geography suggested in the outer panels. The appearance, uses and meanings of maps have always fascinated me, and I’m very excited to have found a means of incorporating them into my work. In the outer panels of this painting, I had a sense of being geologist, explorer and archeologist in one; excavating through dense layers of opaque and translucent wax to discover or reveal lakes and rivers; and in the centre, depicting the nascent scene for future navigators.…

Pocahontas, 20″ x 20″ encaustic, oil and image transfer on wood, available at XC Art Restorations, Toronto

Pocahontas” was inspired by the Neil Young song of the same name, the lyrics of which I’ve hand written, and hidden under layers and layers of wax. Barely discernible, but present, nevertheless. While creating this painting, I thought of the traditional native American sense of respect and unity with the land, and its contrast with the common need to control, maintain and delineate.