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The Encaustic Media Art Portfolio of Lisa Printz

An abstract composition made with wax and collaged elementsUntitled, encaustic collage on cradle board

Artist Lisa Printz works in painting, pastel, and encaustic media, creating works ranging from impressionistic landscapes to animal portraits to textured abstractions. Lisa has a background in art education, and made the transition to being a full-time artist in 2015.


An artwork made with encaustic and collaged elementsUntitled, encaustic collage on board

 

I’m really enjoying Lisa’s recent works in encaustic. Combining the wax medium with paint and collaged elements, the artist creates unique abstract compositions that exist as both two and three-dimensional art objects. The works have a wonderfully smooth texture, with enough tactile elements to invite close, careful examination. I also enjoy how cohesive these works are as a series -- for each one, Lisa uses a 6-inch square cradled board, allowing for pure exploration of the medium on a uniform substrate.


The front page of Lisa Printz' art portfolio websitewww.lisaprintz.com

 

It’s interesting to view these works in the context of Lisa’s overall portfolio, as well. The artist’s work in pastel and oil paint take a similar approach to composition, using a loose, gestural style to build up a variety of images.


A collage made with encaustic wax and other materialsUntitled, encaustic collage on board


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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