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inspirations

I have pursued encaustics to create pieces that speak to a place that is somehow familiar and timeless. Transporting the viewer into the landscape is an inviting sense of depth, an image with a rich and layered surface that makes each seem affected by the passage of time. My work responds to the concept of refuge and prospect. Humans have a basic desire to seek out a secure and sheltered place, the refuge, looking out at a broad expanse, the prospect. I will sometimes incise lines at the edges of a work to further this sense of refuge, to create an architectural sense that the viewer is in a place, looking out.

 

None of my works are of any particular scene per se. They are inspired by images and views that I have seen and are meant to be more archetypal. I have a large collection of art books and oftentimes a small section of a painting, two colors working well together in the background, can inspire a work. The Renaissance painters, in particular, have fantastic background in their works, the colors, and light, as well as the patina of age.

 

The sensory pleasures of working with encaustics never cease to amaze me. First is the creation of the ground, crackled and irregular, subtly layered with color to bring out the imperfections and character of the surface. Then the studio is filled with the scent of the beeswax that is the main component of the encaustic medium. The wax medium is layered in color, in a subtractive more than additive process, to create the translucent depth of the surface. Finally, the surface is fused with heat, to “freeze” the image in time.

 

 

curriculum vitae

education

1987 Attended UW Rome Architecture Program

1988 Graduate University of Washington

         College of Architecture & Urban Planning

2001-2011 Owner/Principal – Flat Rock Productions

2011 Owner/Principal - David Price Projects Building Design & Planning

 

solo exhibitions 

2016  "Passages" Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2014   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013   Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2013  3rd Annual Show Museo, Langley, WA

2012  Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2012  “81 Square Feet” Museo, Langley, WA

2012  Liave, Seattle, WA

2011  Museo, Langley, WA

2010  Liave, Seattle, WA

2009 “Painting Air” Pacini Lubel, Seattle, WA

2008 “Earth & Sky” Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2007 “Finding Place” Pacini Lubel, Seattle, WA

2007 “New Works in Encaustic” Museo, Langley, WA

2006  Lulu, Seattle, WA

2006  Museo, Langley, WA

2006  Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, WA

2005  Museo, Langley, WA

2005  Ash Hollow Gallery, Walla Walla, WA

2004  Blue Creek Gallery. Walla Walla, WA

2003  Blue Creek Gallery, Walla, Walla, WA

2002  Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2002  Blue Creek Gallery, Walla Walla, WA

2002  Museo, Langley, WA

2001  Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley, WA

 

group exhibitions

2014 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2013  Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013  “Organic” Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2013  “White on White” Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

2013 “The Garden Show” Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

2013 “Komikon” Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

2013  “Aqua”, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2012  “Garden Show”, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

2012  “’Scapes”, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2012  “Steampunk”, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

2011  Liave, Seattle, WA

2010  That Art Gal Gallery, Bellevue, WA

2009 “4th Annual Encaustic Invitational”, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2009 “Ten by Ten” Lucia, Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2009 “Landscape Invitational” Simon Gallery, Yakima, WA

2009 “Intiman Invitational Fine Art Auction” Seattle, WA

2008 “3rd Annual Encaustic Invitational”, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2008 “PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction” Seattle, WA

2008 “Intiman Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle, WA

2007 “X-07, Director’s Choice Exhibit”, MM Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 “Per Square Foot”,  Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2007 “Here & Now – Encaustic Invitational”, MM Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 “Torso”, Museo, Langley, WA

2006 “Pacini Lubel”, Seattle, WA

2006 “Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, WA

2006  The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC

2006  Museo, Langley, WA

2005 “Homage”, Museo, Langley, WA

2002  Blue Creek Gallery, Walla Walla, WA

2002  Museo, Langley, WA

 

corporate collections 

UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA

Swedish Hospital, Issaquah, WA

Associates in Behavioral Health, Seattle, WA

Center for New Media, Langley, WA

Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, Portland, OR

 

private collections 

Wyatt Starnes

David & Brenee Wilkinson

Marlene & Ken Alhadeff

Shannon Archer

Susan & Stuart Ashmun

Judith & Cleve Borth

Debbie & Jason Decker

Jabe Blumenthal

Edgar Waehrer and Susan Sturgis

Linda and Ken Mantel

Mark Schuster

Roseanne Esposito-Ross & Lou Ross

Toni & Rod Hoffman

Stephan Schwartz