Lovely gentleman in the middle is Rodney Thompson, who makes these beautiful panels for encaustic work...I had the pleasure of learning from him about packaging encaustic work for storage and shipping purposes..his boxes are in themselves a true work of art...truly magnificent. Thanks so much Rodney.
Encaustic heaven is what I have just been immersed in the last four glorious days in Beverley, Massachusetts, at the Montserrat College of Art, which hosts this fabulous Encaustic Conference. Between being star struck with meeting the lovely and warm, Joanne Mattera, who is the visionary encaustic guru, behind the first and second national encaustic conference, and meeting such lovely warm like minded other wax heads like myself.....Viewing the exciting pieces that came out of the Diptych Project, a joint project between the International Encaustic Artists, I.E.A and the New England Wax, N.E.W. This project involved 36 diptychs, that were created in collaboration from the members from these two groups..the process was a lovely pushing of artistic boundaries.
Here are a few of the lovely diptychs that were exhibited at the 2nd National Encaustic Conference...Check back frequently to hear about how this project has become a seed of something magical to come to Ontario.
I think it would be absolutely fabulous to organize a large Canadian Encaustic Artist contingent to caravan together and attend this exciting, informative and encaustic community event next year, the third annual national encaustic conference...there is something just very special about meeting and sharing with other encaustic artists. It was great to meet a few other Canadian artists that travelled as far if not further than we did from Ontario, there were five of us from Canada this year. I had the great pleasure of meeting both Susan Fisher and Alexandre Masino.
Another lovely artist I met during our trip into Rockport was Leslie Sobel, check out her work it is fantastic.
More to follow about the beautiful sacred places Andrea and I found during our trip in and around Beverley, Mass. I thoroughly enjoyed travelling Andrea for this conference...we had great fun totally immersed in the lovely sights, tastes and long chats over delicious meals, wine and beer and our travels there and back....thanks for being such as great travel companion Andrea.