Elina Zebergs


Oils by Melissa Jander.  Hand forged candle sticks, wood table by Ray Noregaard, candles by Illume,  hand fringed wool shawl, mouth blown pink art glass and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

Impasto oil by Lean Kohlenberg, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand made glass by Christine Downs and jewelry by Mary Bottita.

 

Impasto oil on canvas by Leah Kohlenberg, oil landscapes by Karen E. Lewis, watercolor by Bev Drew Kindley, seascape by Lee Munsell and  hand made  glass by Bob Heath.

 

Encaustic by Elina  Zebergs, pottery by Suzy Holland, hand forged pewter candle sticks with Illumne column candles.

 

Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, landscape by Lee Munsell, watercolors by Paul Brent and jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard.

 

Watercolor with wax on rice paper by Helen Brown, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, encaustic birds by Kathryn Delaney and hand made  glass by Bob Heath.

 

Buoy, regetta  and beach oils by Paul Brent and landscape oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

 

Handmade autumn wreath, land spaces by Bev Drew Kindley,   hand made paper box by Christine Trexel, crane art by Peggy Evans, with jewelry by Tanya Gardner and Mary Hurst.

 

Oils by Vicky Combs-Snider, encaustics by Elina Zebergs and handmade light stand by Andrew Nelson.

Photos by Scott Saulsbury for OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

ON EXHIBITION

Through August 25 

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest.

Selected art, all original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible.

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

“Transcendence” by Elina Zebergs, encaustic 18”x24”

Elina Zebergs is a long time oil painter, muralist and encaustic painter. With a strong background in architectural drafting, a degree in art, and an artist father, she has also worked in colored pencils, watercolors and pen & ink.

 

 

“Spectacle” by Elina Zebergs, encaustic 16”x20”, encaustic 16”x20”

Her enchantment with the ancient art form of encaustic painting started over 8 years ago. Elina Zebergs enjoys exploring abstract nature images that have been creeping around in her mind for many years, and finally has found a medium where she can fully express her visions. 

 

Q: What is encaustic, you ask?

A: Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. Encaustic painting was practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. Encaustic had a variety of applications: for the painting of portraits and scenes of mythology on wood panels. The Greeks applied coatings of wax and pigment to weatherproof and decorate their ships. Mention is even made by Homer of the painted ships of the Greek warriors who fought at Troy.

“One of my favorite subjects to explore is nature in an abstract and non-objective approach.  My references are from memory and dreams. I avoid using reference photos so I do not constrain myself in how I express my feelings within my work. I know that I am just glazing over the surface of what is possible in this medium and I am still flexing my creative wings to push the waxes, and my own internal boundaries.  Even after 8 years, I still feel like a novice when I am creating with encaustic medium and I am obsessed.  It is the first time in my artistic profession that I have worked in a material where I do not over-analyze and obsessively try to keep control of what I am creating.  The wax and heat have their own “spirit” and I can relax and let magic happen.”  Elina Zebergs

 

Elina Zebergs offered an artist lecture during the opening reception of OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

August 3-25 Exhibition

 OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible. Artists include Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Martha Lee, Gretha Lindwood, Ron Nicolaides, Susan Romersa and Dale J. Veith.

Welcoming new artists:  oil painter Vicky Combs-Snider, glass artist Christine Downs and encaustic artist Elina Zebergs to the gallery.

Elina  has been pushing her own personal artistic boundaries and not being quite the purist in her desired mediums as is shown in her new works the blending of many materials within her encaustic pieces. Working in a non-objective style, she allows herself to explore how the mediums play with each other and how she can create new textures, color play and rhythms on her canvases.”

 

 

http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com