Encaustic landscape paintings.
Paula Blackwell is a leading artistic voice in the Pacific Northwest. Her emotionally charged, moody landscapes point as much towards our inner life as they do reference the natural world. Process leads the charge in her work as she manipulates layers of wax and pigment, exploiting the translucency of the materials to create a palpable sense of atmosphere, never becoming a slave to detail and illustration. Blackwell offers a vision both personal and universal - a space to explore as we seek to find our place in this world. Blackwell's work is already represented in both public and private collection in Chicago and the Midwest, as well as nationally. Addington Gallery has exhibited the work in a number of group exhibitions, but this is her first solo exhibition in Chicago
Image: "Surrender", 2021, 48x36, encaustic and oil on wood panel