1 August 2018 – 2 October 2018
NEW ART SHOW AT THE CHAMBERS GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON
Current Artist : Lee Anne La Forge
Mixed Media Artist
103 Villageview Private
Carp, ON K0A 1L0
Ancient Portals has been an exciting series of work. I use my photography of decayed and abandoned derelict places that stand as a testament to the resilience against erosion of time and forgotten by most. I often wonder what stories they could tell. I am drawn to such images. I love the peeling of paint and the rust of old locks. These buildings intrigue me and lend themselves so well to the encaustic painting process of laying on beeswax mixed with Damar resin from trees, heating the surface and scraping back layers of translucent was and pigment. The smooth and quiet places in the work are juxtaposed against the rough and visceral hard edges.
Lee Anne has been working as a full time artist and exploring encaustic paint since 2009. She is now retired after a thirty-year teaching career. Her post graduate work was in Fine Arts and painting has always been her passion. Today she divides her studio time between her encaustic work and her abstract non-representational paintings. She teaches “Learn to Paint” nights at Koyman Galleries throughout the year. Her work is in galleries and private collections across Canada and the USA.
She is represented by Koyman Galleries Ottawa, Studio 87 Perth, Effusion Fine Art Gallery Invermere BC and Ryan Fine Art, Port Carling.
Find out more about her work at leeannelaforge.com