Kathy Bradshaw

Bee on Greige

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

8” x 8”x 1.5”

$275

SOLD

 

Bee on Purple

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

8” x 8”x 1.5”

$275

SOLD

Elegant Lines

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

12” x 12”x 1.5”

$425

SOLD

Golden Child

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

10” x 10”x 1.5”

$360


In the Red

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

8” x 8”x 1.5”

$275

SOLD

You Are My Sunshine

encaustic & oil stick on cradled panel 10” x 10”x 1.5”

$360

SOLD 

Roly Poly

encaustic &oil stick on cradled panel 10” x 10”x 1.5”

$360

Rosy Day

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

6” x 6”x 1.5”

$180

SOLD


Green Swoop

encaustic & oil stick on cradled panel 6” x 6”x 1.5”

$180

SOLD

Little Bee Blue

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

6” x 6”x 1.5”

$180

Orange Hot

encaustic & oil stick on cradled panel 8” x 8”x 1.5”

$275

SOLD

Just A Buzz

encaustic, oil stick &metallic powder on cradled panel

10” x 10”x 1.5”

$360

SOLD


Curly Q

encaustic & oil stick on cradled panel 8” x 8”x 1.5”

$275

SOLD


I am a Saskatoon-based artist, retired art educator and a late-bloomer.

 

Though I began life as a physical education teacher, I always loved to draw and was an artist at heart. After taking a community art class and completing my first painting at 40, I returned to the U.of S. and completed my B.F.A. with Great Distinction. Since then, I have self-directed through workshops with local and international artists, an artist mentorship, artist retreats and solo and group exhibitions across Canada. Most recently, I was named “A Saskatchewan Artist to Watch in 2019” for Sask Galleries and in 2020, I will be participating in artist residencies at Cape Cod with top American encaustic artist, Michael David, and at Chateau Orquevaux in France.

 

I treasure encaustic for its luminosity, unpredictable nature and ability to invoke memory and mystery. In terms of process, I work with a lot of layering and invite other materials into my work such as oil sticks, charcoal, pastels, inks, tar, ashes, shellac and gold leaf. These not only add visual interest but also bring richness and history to the surface and extend the content of

my work. But it is encaustic & is unpredictability that is perhaps my biggest takeaway. Letting go and allowing the encaustic to serendipitously paint itself during the fusing process is one of my most exciting studio moments as is excavating into previous layers in order to reveal what lies

below. I never tire of these delightful moments and every day I discover something new about

this seductive and versatile medium. As a result, I am both consumed and fulfilled through my

work.

 

My current focus is the power of landscape and animal portraiture. Equally fascinated and

haunted by the vastness of the prairies and the solitude of the forest and I seek every

opportunity I can to hike and immerse myself in these humbling spaces. This is, at once, a

personal search for life balance and a means to translate landscape as a form of escape and a

source of spiritual growth and well-being. Similarly seduced by animal forms for their

emotional and symbolic connections, I strive to capture their essence at a particular moment

through gaze and gesture. But whether it’s a portrait, landscape or still life, at the heart of each

painting is sensitive observation, my emotional response to the subject before me and a deep

passion for painting.

 

Currently represented by galleries in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and N.B., my work is part of

collections across Canada and around the world.

Contact Us

 

13B Commercial St.

Nanaimo, BC

V9R 5G3

Tel: (250) 754-7575

joe@gallerymerrick.com

 

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