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 texturized or enhanced by introducing additional layers of wax with completely new elements.
Embellished One-of-a-Kind Prints on optional surfaces are also available. Let’s co-create!
Speaking + Teaching: I utilize 25 years of experience as a creative facilitator and provide speaking and teaching opportunities for groups, clubs and organizations on a diverse spectrum of topics. I would love to co-create an event that aligns with your ideas!
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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CO-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, Asheville.
For more details contact me: 312-437-4325 or book your own time at: https://hawcreekcommons.lodgify.com/
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
I offer Custom Designs for any of my creative pieces.
Painting Commissions Welcome + Prints Available!
Studio: 315 Old Haw Creek Road, Asheville 28805