Size: 35"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Moments of deep emotion are so difficult to express with words. Yet a few carefully chosen colors combined with texture can convey subtle and complex feelings in an instant. My work is a constant exploration of pure emotional expression.
Encaustic begins to solidify as soon as it touches the surface of a wood panel. In those fleeting moments I must guide and coax the wax into patterns and textural combinations to convey the mood I have in mind. I love the intense physicality of it – the scent of wax and honey, the slick surface under my fingers as I polish it, the beautiful and unexpected effects of translucency and color together.
I have several series of work focusing respectively on surface texture, submerged writing and sea creatures (especially jellyfish).
Each piece of my encaustic art captures a moment – an imagined or real mood expressed with as great clarity and simplicity as possible.
My name is Linda Frueh. I am an artist working in encaustic, which is molten beeswax/resin/pigment. It has wonderful sculptural and translucency qualities, and with it I make original paintings and sculptures to grace your living or workspace. If you see something that interests you but would prefer a different size or color scheme, please feel free to contact me. It is especially satisfying to work with a client to create unique works that express your own style! A fascinating property of encaustic is that it can be used to preserve and enhance fragile materials - a special photograph, a handwritten letter, an old map or other mementos that have special meaning for you alone. I am happy to work with you to incorporate your materials into a lasting work of art. Thank you for visiting my portfolio!