// SUSAN FREEDMAN //
//FIRST FRIDAY FEATURED ARTIST- JUNE-JULY 2016//
Redux is pleased to present these amazing encaustic mixed media pieces by Portland artist Susan Freedman! Help us celebrate her work at her opening reception during the First Friday Art Walk!
//JUNE 3RD 2016//
//6:00pm – 9:30pm//
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Susan Freedman was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Portland state university and began work in graphic design, but has always created fine art as well. She has worked in encaustic for over 15 years and has shown her work in galleries and shops throughout Portland.
Encaustic is mix of beeswax, resin and pigment which is heated until it’s in a liquid form. The resin in the mixture raises the melting temperature of the wax, which helps to prevent it from melting in heat once the artwork has cooled.
Encaustic is incredibly versatile; it can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, dipped, cast, modeled, sculpted, textured, and combined with oil. Because It cools immediately there is no drying time, yet it can always be reworked. it’s like drawing, painting and sculpting all at once.
Check out more of her work on her website, or in the shop!