|Artist / Creator||Andrea Benson|
|Medium / Materials||Encaustic on wood panel with mixed media.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||15 x 20 inches|
In this group of figurative mixed media paintings, done with encaustic, paper and drawing on wood panels, hands arms and stance are explored as handmaidens of the mind - a mind imagined as individual, collective, cultural and environmental. These handmaidens affect a world tenuous tattered and resilient. With delicate luminous layers, subtle colors and an emphasis on composition, these artworks attempt a visual balance between entropy and repose.
Artist BioBorn in 1959 and growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, Andrea moved to Oregon in 1984. Her education includes a BFA in Art from Penn State and a BFA in Interior Design from Marylhurst University. In 2003 she began an intensive studio practice working primarily with encaustic (wax based paint) as a medium and combining it with drawing and collage. Her unique and beautiful mixed media paintings have been featured in the book “Embracing Encaustic” and in Oregon Home magazine. She teaches classes in encaustic technique in her Portland art studio.