Encaustic Arts Magazine WINTER 2017 - Page 98

My son, a pilot, took me for a ride in a small private plane. I found the view from the air was so interesting. Familiar but at the same time abstract.   It inspired me to begin my View from Above series. The style of these painting were informed by a trip I took with my close friend and artist, Carol Hamilton, to see an installation of the works of the famous glass artist, Dale Chihuly, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. Especially inspiring were his Macchia with their smooth, sometimes glowing surfaces, mottled colors and contrasting lip wrap. Kancamagus are pieces from this series). (Images: Pemigewasset, Mendenhall and