Drum Roll, 2018.
Diane Ruhkala Bell
Encaustic, cold wax, oil, SWA..

It is challenging and often labor intensive to create something that is uniquely a reflection of my being.

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Where does my art come from? A collection of memories and experiences, an attraction to colors and textures, a piece of rusted metal or plant forms. I start with paint or collage material and see where it takes me, paper, wood, wax, ink, pond scum, bones, string….whatever feels right. Sometimes I use several in one creation with drawings, prints, acrylics, and recently encaustics and cold wax. I have always needed to create visual images and feel a void if it is not happening. It is challenging and often labor intensive to create something that is uniquely a reflection of my being.

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