About the Artist:
Our lives are made up of serendipity and twists of fate; a series of choices we make and choices made for us by others; and finding and being found. For me, these paths have converged to define me as the person and the artist I am today.
My art is inspired by life’s moments along these paths. Living and traveling through England, Scotland, and Ireland. Musical concepts. Literary works. Everyday objects. Photography. Complex and rewarding relationships. Colour, lines, contrast, form and movement.
I didn't set out to be a specific type of artist, but as my portfolio evolved so did my exploration of colour and art mediums. I began to notice patterns I hadn't intended but am now pleased with. My unique colour palate combined with both traditional and non-traditional methodologies result in abstract, intuitive art where colour and line playfully interact. This allows me to explore colour and its saturation for colour’s sake.
My current series, Beautifully Broken Things, is rooted in the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which treats the breakage and repair of an object as part of its history rather than something to disguise. I have extended this to include all of us, beautiful in our fragility, broken physically or emotionally, and more beautiful for having had these experiences.
Francine J Bauer currently lives and works in Tampa, Florida.
About the Workshop:
Encaustic Zentangles Workshop
Encaustic is a fun and versatile medium made from beeswax and damar resin. Color is added and then the medium is applied to a substrate, in a layering process, while heated to approximately 220 degrees.
Francine had a creative idea for something new and different. She will teach us how she transforms our Zentangle designs into encaustic treasures.
What to Bring:
Bring your zentangle designs in a square format.
Something to drink and a bag lunch to eat.
$50 for members, $65 for non members.
An estimated $30 (or less) materials fee will be due the day of the workshop.
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Click the title below or email Patti Kenney to register for this workshop.