The Beauty of Happenstance
Years ago, after having lunch with a dear friend (Susan Arens), I stopped by an encaustic demonstration at my beloved local Bainbridge Island art supply store, formerly owned by Richard Nelson. I remember holding myself back from shouting when I muttered “where has this art medium been all my life?”
After years of working in layers upon layers with acrylic paints, I knew that working with encaustic wax was going to be just down my alley and attendance at several workshops followed. Further research helped me zone into a lesser-known encaustic technique with wax and printmaking. Really now…creating original one-of-a-kind prints with beeswax??? I flew out to Santa Fe to attend Paula Roland’s workshop on Beginning Encaustic Printmaking and boy, was I smitten.
The happenstance years ago sent me scurrying to a new focus…and so appreciative of stumbling upon Richard as he demo’d…