Desiree DeMarsThe sacred is creative
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Women are the creative, life-giving,
cosmos-shaping powers of the art they produce
My Encaustic Paintings, Prints + Mixed Media works are based on an ancient method of painting with beeswax, known as encaustic (Greek: to heat or burn; dated 4th century BC). Examples from A.D. 100-125 survive today in the form of portraits on mummy castings in Greco-Roman Egypt. By blending pigments, beeswax and a tree resin called damar, I create a medium to paint with the molten wax. Having experience as a beekeeper, I feel a deep respect for these amazing creatures who fertilize plants, which supply us with their wisdom, beauty and nourishment.
Monoprints are designed by applying medium onto a heated aluminum plate followed with paper or fabric pressed into the wax while still warm. This creates a one-of-a-kind image which can then be textured or enhanced by introducing additional layers of wax with completely new elements.
Embellished Prints on a variety of surfaces are available. Let’s co-create!
Speaking + Teaching: With 25 years of experience as a creative facilitator, I provide speaking and teaching services for groups, clubs and organizations.
CREATIVE MENTORING SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE: CALL 312-437-43425
Quote Above: Barbara Tedlock, PhD
Individuals, institutions &
corporations are welcome
for commissioned work!
I use Feng Shui+Design
Psychology in tandem with
your interior decorator.
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CREATE A CUSTOM DESIGNED WORKSHOP or BOOK A CREATIVE MENTORING SESSION IN THE STUDIO!
Room or House Rentals are available next door to my studio at the Haw Creek Commons Retreat House in Haw Creek.
For more details contact me: 312-437-4325 or book your own time at: https://hawcreekcommons.lodgify.com/
SEE A COLLECTION OF MY WORK AT: Eco-Depot Marketplace in the RIVER ARTS DISTRICT!
408 Depot St. #100, Asheville, 28801, 7 Days A Week, 11-5pm. Sit by the creek side on the outdoor patio, come on a Second Saturday of the Month and enjoy wine, snacks and hear live music! Explore dozens of unique artists all in one space.
Use My Studio:Creative Mentoring Sessions
Visit My Studio: Mon-Fri 9-5/Call for weekend times @ Haw Creek Commons: 315 Old Haw Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Custom Designs, Commissions + Prints Available!