The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winter Greetings Newsletter, UpTown Sparkle and Shine Opening this Friday November 25th 6:30 - 8:30 and 'the hive' Winter Solstice all encaustic exhibit

Uptown Gallery's new show, "Sparkle and Shine", opens Friday November 25th  p.m. come out to meet the artists and see the great work there.  I will be one of the featured artists for this show.

Another great place to visit, please join us for: The Winter Solstice Encaustic Show at 'the hive'!

What: an exhibit of small, exquisite encaustic paintings by:  Daniel Beirne, Andrea Bird, Supria Karmakar, Jane Longman, Elsa Mann and Tania Wycherley

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 26th, from 1 - 4pm - join us for refreshements and to meet the artists - demonstrations of this ancient painting medium will be taking place during this time!

When: Saturday, November 26th until Sunday, December 18th

Where: Alton Mill Creative Centre, 'the hive' - Studio 201, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton, ON

Hours:  November 26, 27: 10am - 5pm, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18th: 10am - 5pm or by appointment/chance.  Call 519-323-3437 to arrange an alternate time.

Just south of Orangeville, nestled in the Caledon Hills, the Alton Mill is a wonderful destination for a day or half-day trip ... a great place to enjoy the treats at Shaw's Creek Cafe, go for a hike on the trails, and/or do some holiday shopping.  We hope to see you there!

My Studio will be open for vistors Sat. Dec. 3rd and Sunday Dec. 4th 10- 4, come for refreshments, and see what's new.  For directions or map check out:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Call for Submissions - THE WAX BOOK: Altered, Repurposed, Remade...An exhibit that will take place at the Sixth International Encaustic Conference on the Cape Cod


The Wax Book: Altered, Repurposed, Remade
To take place at the Sixth International Encaustic Conference

The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the book as a container, of ideas, thoughts, culture and narratives—especially now, as we are living in the ever growing digital culture and the reliance on communication devices such as the iPad, Kindle and iPhones.  This exhibit will take place from Thursday May 31st to Friday June 8, 2012, at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts as part of the Sixth International Encaustic Conference on Cape Cod.  The exhibit will bring focus on the history of the book as the original container of ideas and information, highlighting the tactile nature of books, their text, script, pages, paper, spine, cover, and the dimensional qualities of the book.

These artworks could be open or closed books, two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional constructs, with a sculptural or assemblage quality, highlighting text or not.    Mediums to be included will be encaustic and book parts with the optional inclusion of  mixed media and found objects.  The interpretation will be left with the artist.  The parameters of the artwork are to be an approximate size of 9 x 11 inches plus depth; works may be constructed to hang on the wall and/or rest on a pedestal or shelf.

DEADLINE:  Wednesday February 1st, 2012, (post-marked by midnight)
FEE: There is no fee to enter

  • You must be registered for The Conference by the entry deadline
  • You may send via E-Mail: 3-5 Images, 300 dpi, jpeg, maximum 1.8 MB each
  • Or via snail mail:  3-5 images, 300 dpi, jpeg, maximum 1.8 MB each, on a CD mailed to: Supria Karmakar, 501 St. Andrew Street East, Fergus, ON. N1M 1R7, Canada.  Marked Attention: "The Wax Book, Altered, Repurposed, Remade";  your CD will not be returned
  • An image list with title, medium, size (height, width, & depth)
  • Please label your images in the following manner:  number- title – name of artist. i.e.:  01-waxbook-SammyD.jpg
  • A brief paragraph of your background and experience related to art (short bio.)
  • Include contact info: Name, mailing address, email, website, and phone number(s)
  • Questions? Contact Supria Karmakar at
Supria Karmakar is a visual artist who uses encaustic mixed media and altered book mediums within her artwork. She will demonstrate techniques for making altered books at the 6th International Encaustic Conference on June 3, and will teach a two-day Post-Conference workshop on June 6 and 7.  Additional info about the conference: