47th Annual

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Event dates: June 25, 26 & 27 2010

Lake Oswego, Oregon USA


Luminous Layers

Exploring Contemporary Encaustic

 About the Curator


Linda WomackArtist statement: Influenced by my childhood in Hawai'i, my paintings incorporate abstractions of nature, particularly wind and water and how they alter the world around us with the passage of time. Images of the bits you might flick off your coat or crunch beneath your shoes symbolize humanity both transforming and being transformed by natural processes. The fragility of life has long been a recurring theme in my work; exploring how we grow, develop and cease to exist in our current forms and what evidence remains of our existence when we are gone.

My work pairs modern materials with the ancient technique of encaustic painting, where beeswax, resin and pigment are layered to produce a luminous surface that captures and reflects light. The translucency of the wax creates layers of information, like the sediment of time, while stirring the senses of sight, smell, and touch.


Artist Biography

Linda Womack shares her love of encaustic painting through national gallery exhibits, books, blogs and live workshops. She is the author of Embracing Encaustic: Learning to Paint with Beeswax and the founder of the Oregon chapter of the International Encaustic Artists. Linda is often a featured speaker and instructor at the International Encaustic Conference and her work has been published in Studio Visit and American Art Collector. For more information, please visit her website.

Website: http://www.lindawomack.com


Video Tour

Recent artwork by Linda Womack at the Guardino Gallery in Portland, Oregon


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This weekend's Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is spotlighting Contemporary Encaustic art. Local encaustic artist, Kimberly Kent, explains the process to KATU's AM Northwest's television audience on June 23, 2010 and tells us a little more about what we can expect to see at this year's 47th-Annual event scheduled for June 25, 26 & 27, 2010.