Joan Lowden, Artist:
My main artistic passion is music, but I had explored visual arts in my youth and developed a renewed interest when I discovered encaustic painting several years ago. I am particularly enticed by the textural quality of encaustic painting, and the way that I can combine the ancient art of hot beeswax painting, with modern technology such as digital photography, to create unique works of art.
Encaustic painting is similar to jazz because it is very improvisational - you might have a plan, but the hot wax has a plan of its own, so the art comes from letting the materials guide the journey.
I joined the 20 member Eastport Gallery in 2019 and assumed the role of president for the 2020/2021 season. I am excited to continue to explore the creative opportunities that the Gallery has offered me, both as an artist and musician!
For more information, or to purchase a piece, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.