Colleen Green

Multimedia Artist

Guest Artist of Andrea Pyman at 1152B Rednersville Road

 

Colleen Green lives in Prince Edward County and since 2008 has been working in encaustic. Colleen had her first art show in 2015 at Love Nest Studio on Wilson Road and in 2016 she was a guest artist at Gallery 121 in Belleville. In June 2016 she had one piece entered at the Art in the County Show which is a juried show. You can see her art at the pARTnership Gallery beside the Black River Cheese Factory. Colleen is looking forward to showing her work at Andrea Pyman’s beautiful studio at 1152B Rednersville Road.

 

Influences come from growing up in a small village in north Hastings County she depicts small town life in rural Ontario. The influence for this show has been a recent trip to Rivel France.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.  Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. Today, tools such as heat lamps, heat guns, and other methods of applying heat allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material. Because wax is used as the pigment binder, encaustics can be sculpted as well as painted. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface, or layered, using the encaustic medium to stick them to the surface.