Kathy Bradshaw

Buttercream

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

8 x 8 in.

 

$275.00

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Buttercup

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

8 x 8 in.

 

$275.00

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Blue Hydrangea

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

8 x 8 in.

$275.00

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Green Energy I

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

10 x 10 in.

$360.00

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Bachelor Button

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

8 x 8 in.

$275.00

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Blue Skies

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

8 x 8 in.

$275.00

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Nasturtium

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

10 x 10 in.

$360.00

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Green Energy II

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

10 x 10 in.

$360.00

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Coral Charm

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

12 x 12 in.

$425.00

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Dahlia

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

8 x 8 in.

$275.00

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Roly Poly

encaustic &oil stick on cradled panel

10” x 10”x 1.5”

$360.00

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Golden Child

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

10” x 10”x 1.5”

$360.00

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Pink Peony

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradle panel

16 x 16 in.

$650.00

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Favourite Flower #2

encaustic, oil stick on cradle panel

11 x 14 in.

$440.00

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Favourite Flower #5

encaustic, oil stick on cradle panel

11 x 14 in.

$440.00

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For the Better Good

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

8” x 8”

$275.00

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Good Vibrations

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

$360

$360.00

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Forest Glory

encaustic, oil stick & metallic powder on cradled panel

8” x 10”

$295.00

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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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