On Saturday, November 5th, Otty Merrill demonstrated her encaustic art process to a group at The Art Loft. We thoroughly enjoyed watching her create with this amazing medium! Encaustic art is a process by which elements are embedded in wax. One can also ‘paint’ elements with colored wax onto a board. The possibilities are endless with this ancient artistic medium.
We are so honored to have Otty as an instructor at The Art Loft. She is a well-known artist of notable talent. Her work has been shown at various galleries and venues from Portland, Maine to Seattle Washington, including Maine College of Art in Portland, The Center For Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Mars Hall Gallery in Port Clyde, Maine, and most recently in New York City at the National Association of Women Artist’s gallery on Fifth Avenue.
Her next workshop will be from 10:00am – 3:00pm, December 3, 2016. Below are scenes from Otty’s workshop this past spring.
Thank you Otty for sharing your art with us!
Visit her website here.
My statement as an artist is this:
“You might as well ask a fish to make a statement about “water”…it’s that much a part of who I am and what I do and how I see the world. I’m thrilled and thankful for having been born with an artist’s eye and heart. Temperament?…not so sure.
But this is for sure: life keeps getting better and so does my art, I notice, so long as I don’t take it too seriously or try to be something I am not.
What do YOU see in my artwork? If it is joy, or mystery, a pull or a connection, I have succeeded.”
~ Otty Merrill