The Edward Hopper House is pleased to present workshops to help artists in their professional practices. These Artist Development Workshops are open to Basic Artist, Premium Artist, and Sustaining Circle members of the Edward Hopper House.
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SURFACE & TEXTURE
Saturday, March 31, 2018: 10 am - 12 pm
Heather Leigh Douglas will demonstrate encaustic techniques--the ancient process using a combination of melted wax, oil paint and damar varnish=-and, Jamey Jackson will demonstrate various other techniques, including working with joint compound, applying paint to dried surfaces using wet-in-wet techniques, adding materials, such as cheese cloth, and applying paint using dry brush and other techniques. RSVP to email@example.com
Heather Leigh Douglas is a New York artist, specializing in encaustic medium and oil painting. She grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey and attended the University of Vermont as a studio art major. While at UVM she was encouraged to explore a variety of mediums which included painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics and batik. This exploration, within the art field, has continued throughout her life.
In 2008 Douglas encountered an encaustic piece in a gallery and became fascinated with the medium. Today she creates pieces using her own altered photographs, which are transferred and assimilated into the final encaustic. Douglas divides her time between encaustic and oil painting. The two mediums produce dramatically different styles of work. Her oil paintings are primarily realistic landscape and garden scenes. Her encaustics tend to be smaller pieces but range in scope from completely abstract to gritty urban scenes, as well as some mixed media and the occasional landscape.
Douglas has exhibited in national and international juried shows across the country including galleries and museums. She has had solo shows in the New York Metropolitan area of both her oil paintings and encaustics. Her paintings are held in private and public collections. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, The National Association of Women Artists in New York, and New England Wax.
Jamey Jackson is a visual artist – painting and drawing mostly, but he also enjoys working with his hands in many mediums especially sculpture and fabrication. Manipulating and combining found objects, forming clay, sawing wood… really any explorations in two, or three-dimensional space fascinates him.
He finds the natural world to be powerfully inspiring. He’s always loved being outside, and many of his travels both near and far have been motivated by the opportunity to experience new environments. To observe animals in their natural habitats, hike through forests, swim in the oceans, stare out at vast mountain ranges… Being able to express these encounters though his artwork - getting the viewer to feel some of that connection, brings Jamey great joy and satisfaction. It’s also his way of paying respect to this amazing world that we are a part of.