SOLARIS encaustic on panel 40x30
JUSTIFY encaustic on panel 40x30
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Shawna Moore is an established, professional encaustic artist living in Whitefish, Montana. Anchored by the use of color and the immediacy of art making, Moore has spent the past 25 years developig and refining her artistic process and intention. Applying to the University of Oregon in 1983, she was the youngest admitted to this rigorous 5 year program. In addition to architectural studies, she began paintnig and the practice of figure drawing while at the U of O. Her art integrates elements of painting and drawing, as well as, reflecting both her education in architecture and fine art and her inventive and experimental nature.
In recent years, the ancient method of encaustic painting is Moore's medium of choice. This unique and dynamic technique incorporates pigmented bees was, which is heated, re-worked, etched and scuffed to achieve dimensional depth. As each layer cools, another can be applied, resulting in a radiant and complex terrain of light, color and texture. Her work has appeared in the Missoula Art Museum's Encaustic Invitation, the 2009 Triennial and a multi-state jurried exhibition at the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture in Spokane, Washington.