Shelley Gilchrist

Flora and Fauna Retire
encaustic, gouache, collage on plywood
15 x 20 in.

A musical phrase, a figure of speech or a serious life issue such as aging can be the inspiration for my visual explorations. Using encaustic wax in my recent work has allowed me to layer imagery, scrape back to reveal “history” of a piece, and build its surface dramatically.

© Shelley Gilchrist