Loren Grey

 
         
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911116 Two White Vases

911115 Two White Vases

Encaustic on Paper

Encaustic on Paper

Image Size 24 x 14

Image Size 24 x 14

911491

911491 One White Vase

911490 Three White Vases

Encaustic on Paper

Encaustic on Paper

Image Size 24 x 14

Image Size 24 x 14

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903658 Three Terra Cotta Pots

Encaustic on Paper
Image Size 24 x 14

Dramatic color and a contemporary sense of composition exemplify the work of British artist Loren Grey. The energy and unique flair of her floral paintings form a focal point in any space, and draw us in to experience their unique textural surfaces.

After studying Fine Art in Wincchester, England, Grey moved to the West Coast of England where she now lives and works. Her passion, other than painting, is her wonderful garden in which she grows the original flowers that end up in what she calls her "flower portraits". The colors and themems of the work often depend on what flower is a particular favorite of the season.

Loren Grey is always experimenting with new techniques and materials, though her specialty is her own personal development of an encoustic method. The color in the painting is enhanced with layering "washes" of wax and paint.

Encaustic Painting:
The "classic" or "basic" encaustic method is extremely simple; it consists of painting on any ground or surface with paints made by mixing dry pigments with molten white refined beeswax plus a variable percentage of resin, working from a warm palette. Variations with the brush or palette knife can also be assisted by warming and chilling the surface. A final heat treatment, or "burning in" (which is the meaning of the name encaustic) by passing a heat source over the surface, fuses and bonds the painting into a permanent form without altering it, and a light polishing with a soft cotton cloth brings out a dull, satiny sheen. When cool, the picture is finished; no further changes ever take place.

       
 

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