Lorna StrotzPiedmont, CA
I paint as a response to what I see in the world around me. Sometimes the images are realistic and sometimes they are abstract or non-objective. It is the remembrance of a quick glimpse of light or pattern or color which inspire me. I keep a notebook of these memories and refer to it when I'm planning a painting.
My most recent work has been in encaustic, a combination of beeswax and pigment. There may be 20-40 or more layers in one painting, each one fused to the last one with a torch. The layering of many coats of wax give encaustic paintings their incredible translucency.
Previously, I have worked mostly in watercolor. I continue to find it a beautiful medium and I am drawn to its fresh quality.
My art education was in Art History at Connecticut College. It has continued with watercolor classes and workshops in encaustic, as well as design classes. My paintings have been juried into four national encaustic exhibitions in the past 2 years.