Brenda Walker


West Coast #16 

 

Mixed media 

6 x 12 in.

$345

West Coast #78

 

Mixed media

6 x 8 in.

$275

West Coast #95

 

Mixed media

6 x 20 in.

$495

 

West Coast #112

 

Mixed media

12 x 16 in.

$650  

SOLD


West Coast #126

 

Mixed media

12 x 16 in.

$650 

SOLD

West Coast #182

 

Mixed media

6 x 20 in.

$495

 

West Coast #235

 

Mixed media

12 x 12 in.

$495

West Coast #236

 

Mixed media

12 x 12 in.

$495


West Coast #239

 

Mixed media

20 x 30 in.

$1,450

West Coast #127

 

Mixed media

12 x 16 in.

$650

 

Aster Street

 

Encaustic

Houses range from $165 - $225


Since I can remember, I have been a "self proclaimed" artist. Whatever the medium, I have dabbled in it. Whatever supplies are required, I own them. Whatever there is to learn, I am the keen and willing student. Learning and growing, as an artist, fascinates me and propels me forward with great enthusiasm.

 

Encaustic painting has captured my heart and soul! From the smell of molten beeswax to the magical way that it fuses together. Layers upon layers of translucent colour and texture. I love how the wax can be sculpted, scraped, and gouged. It is perfect for layering found objects such as string, bark, fabric, and paper. It is mesmerizing how the heat from my torch can turn the solid wax surface into a liquified state. There is nothing like watching it puddle and swirl, and then within minutes of cooling, return to its solid state. Appearing totally different than when I started. Most of my paintings start out as one idea and end up transformed into something totally different. I have found that my best work comes when I allow the beeswax to tell me what it wants to become!    

 

Nature has always been my muse. My style is simplistic and representational of my own visual and emotional experiences. My goal is to engage the viewer, have them get lost in the layers and textures of the wax. To strike a chord, perhaps stimulating happy thoughts of the past and memories that make them smile.

 

I currently reside on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada. I can be found, most days, painting with beeswax in my studio/gallery.

 

"I devour nature ceaselessly. I exaggerate, sometimes I make changes in the subject; but still I don't invent the whole picture. On the contrary, I find it already there. It's a question of picking out what one wants from nature." (Vincent Van Gogh)     

 

Contact Us

 

13b Commercial St.

Nanaimo, BC

V9R 5G3

Tel: (250) 754-7575

joe@gallerymerrick.com

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