Member Since: Feb 2016
"My attraction to patterns and layering imagery is a source of intrigue for me; it has a life of its own. My initial idea is usually related to the patterns within nature, human or wild. The process I use gives my intuition an open door, as control escapes me. Painting with wax is a sensual process, sharing with the natural world a beauty, which hauntingly expresses the passage of time. Scraping through the layers reveals hidden patterns and surprises that relate to human nature as well as our social world."
Karen Meadows has been developing her encaustic art for over 10 years. Coming from a textiles background with her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts, she wanted more texture in her painting, so wax was a natural material to experiment with. She has developed a personal language and multiple techniques.
After teaching drawing and painting at Redwood High School for 21 years, she is eager to share her process with artists and art educators. She is passionate about guiding students through the creative process and has written hundreds of inspiring project lessons.
Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour in Marin County that takes place the first two weekends in May. Over 270 artists open their doors one or both weekends to show the public their art.