Brenda Walker


West Coast #295

Mixed Media Encaustic

36 x 36 in.

$3250

West Coast #338

Mixed Media Encaustic

6 x 8 in.

$275

West Coast #352

Mixed Media Encaustic

6 x 20 in.

$495

West Coast #357

Mixed Media Encaustic

8 x 8 in.

$325

West Coast #285

Mixed Media Encaustic

6 x 20 in.

$495

 

West Coast #321

Mixed Media Encaustic

12 x 12 in.

$495

 

West Coast #340

Mixed Media Encaustic

6 x 20 in. 

$495

West Coast #354

Mixed Media Encaustic

6 x 12 in.

$345

West Coast #322

Mixed Media Encaustic

8 x 36 in.

$1050

West Coast #343

Mixed Media Encaustic

18 x 18 in.

$950

West Coast #355

Mixed Media Encaustic

6 x 8 in.

$275

West Coast #333

Mixed Media Encaustic

 6 x 12 in.

$345

West Coast #350

Mixed Media Encaustic

12 x 12 in.

$495

West Coast #356

Mixed Media Encaustic

8 x 8 in. 

$325

Norton St.

Mixed Media Encaustic

Various Sizes

$150-250




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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