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Impressions by Carol James
The World Through Encaustic
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Carol James
Waynesville , North Carolina - United States
Mixed Media & Collage - Landscapes


The majestic landscapes that capture our hearts and restore our connection to Spirit are disappearing at an alarming rate. Preserving the beauty of that natural environment may only be possible if artists put brush to canvas. This is my primary focus and I choose to capture it with reverence, as it was created, with a realistic approach. I am self-taught and my medium is an ancient one, encaustics, the "burning in" of pigmented beeswax into a chosen canvas. It seems appropriate that the same medium once used to capture images of a declining Egypt now preserve what remains of our modern vanishing world.

My current work embodies both the breathtaking landscapes with which we have long been familiar and the challenges they face. Environmental decline and disappearing farmland, threatened ecosystems and threatened species are all topics I choose to address. The overall effect is one of majestic beauty. A closer look reveals the treat to our planet, the dark cloud of impending doom,...
phone: (828)627-1058
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"Fate of the Farm" - Encaustic on Paper - 17" x 11" - $contact artist
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Priyanka Puja Mankotia Bhand
2011-02-24 08:51:58
i love your Guardians of the wood.i have always been fascinated by trees.beautiful work.
Priyanka Puja Mankotia Bhand
2011-02-24 08:51:32
i love your Guardians of the wood.i have always been fascinated by trees.beautiful work.
Patricia Griffin Brett
2007-09-13 21:22:48
I, too, like your "Reflections". It is such a beautiful piece, so peaceful and shows a nicer world than the one we live in today. Keep painting! :)
Tricia
Linda Slasberg
2007-05-10 08:59:13
I love your "Reflections". The colors and the light is fantastic. Absolutely beautiful.
Your artistry and philosophy is great.
cathy savels
2007-05-02 04:03:19
I didn't really know about the encaustic medium so I looked it up. It's made me appreciate enormously your talent and how you achieve these lovely paintings.
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