Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Encaustic Paintings by Lisa Renee Wilson Opens in Wellness Arts Gallery

Untitled Encaustic Painting by Lisa Renee Wilson

Lisa is an awareness artist who believes in blurring the lines between studio art and the art of everyday living.  Here she explores the subtle images possible through the encaustic painting.  Encaustic is an ancient technique of painting with hot wax. 
Join us for a reception of the artist in the Wellness Arts Gallery Friday, August 2nd, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  The exhibit runs through September 30, 2013 and is open for viewing during "Cafe" hours.

Artist Talk and Reception
On Friday September 6th, 2013 between 5:00 and 8:00pm Lisa will be in the gallery to discuss the medium of encaustic and her current work.

Lisa Renee Wilson is an awareness artist who believes in blurring the lines between studio art and the art of everyday living.

After obtaining a degree in psychology from Indiana University in 1999, Lisa went on to study wellness, yoga, and meditation. She noticed that each path, while interesting, seemed segregated from her experience of day-to-day life. Her desire to more deeply experience the spirituality of the mundane and to creatively share what she was learning led her to the arts.

As a self-declared awareness artist, Lisa's primary desire is to be mindfully aware and in creative play with the wonders of this moment. Through ongoing play with mixed media, she discovered encaustic (hot wax painting) in 2011. While she continues to create using a variety of materials, she finds herself often returning to encaustic art. This form of expression not only allows for the integration of many of the other mediums into one spirited piece, but also invites the artist and viewer into a dance with the playful nature of wax and alluring translucency.

Lisa is most interested in creating art that summons presence, contemplation, and engagement, instead of just being aesthetically pleasing. Through each piece, she invites the viewer to breathe with her as a conversation across time and distance.

Lisa lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband and two children, who serve as excellent sources of practice and inspiration. She regularly writes online, and periodically offers classes in meditative awareness, creative exploration, and beginning encaustic.

Learn more at www.BeingBreath.com.

Wellness Arts Gallery is located at 725 West Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN.  Open Tuesday - Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm; Saturdays 12:00pm to 5:00pm.