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Danis McDermott

DANIS McDerMOTT creates intricate and graceful paintings inspired by nature’s fleeting changes. The artist begins with preliminary graphite drawings inspired by nature. She then overlays a delicate encaustic layer on the surface building a sublime and translucent shield that preserves, even freezes, the image of nature for eternity. The use of encaustic, traditionally a technique involving layers of pigment suspended in beeswax originating from ancient Egypt, is considered one of the longest-lasting painting techniques known to mankind. The use of this process in painting only reiterates the intent, and hope, of preserving the fragile nature of nature.

Danis McDermott, artist

Winter Garden I
Graphite & encaustic on panel
24 x 24"