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New Art, Western Living Magazine And A New Year.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2015! Another eventful year planned ahead but first, a few highlights I would like to share that brought 2014 to its exciting end.

Go West! That’s right, I left Ontario in December and headed out to Whistler where I had a chance firsthand to really ‘get’ why Whistler is slated as one of Canada’s top destinations. Also visited Whistler Village Art Gallery, a preeminent gallery passionate about art (and home to most of my work!)

Paul Garbett - Whistler Village Art Gallery

Whistler Village Art Gallery

Check out the December 2014 issue of Western Living Magazine. One of my encaustic moose paintings is seen in the modern family cabin featured in the article.

An ultra-modern scandinavian designed cabin, gorgeous space.

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To see and read the entire article, please click HERE

More updates to come as we begin approaching the spring season. In the meantime, here are two of my recent paintings.

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Art, Northern Inspiration, Painting & The Canadian Experience.

Whistler Moose

Whistler Moose

Encaustic is a wax based paint composed of beeswax, resin and pigment which is kept molten on a heated palette. Encaustic is as versatile as any 21st century medium. The word ‘encaustic’ comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint. It can be polished to a high gloss, carved, scraped, layered, collaged, etc.

Encaustic paintings do not have to be varnished or protected by glass because encaustic works as is its own protector. This is because beeswax is impervious to moisture, a major cause of deterioration in a paint film. Wax resists moisture far more than resin varnish or oil and buffing encaustic gives luster and saturation to colour in just the same way resin varnish does.

Artist Paul Garbett lives through the process of painting and sculpting and has chosen the medium of encaustic. He currently focuses on large landscape and animal paintings and uses both oil AND encaustic mediums on canvas and wood panels.

‘Although my painting is presently focused on the Canadian experience here in the north, I’m not satisfied with just this direction and need to dive deeper into what the Canadian experience encompasses,’ says Garbett.

Time Past

Time Past

Muskoka being where he currently lives has also provided him a myriad of creative inspiration. From 1971 until 2003, Garbett’s family had a cottage on Wilson’s Island on Lake Muskoka where he spent his childhood summers. Living in Muskoka has given him an even deeper perspective on the Canadian experience.

‘I love winters here in Muskoka, I think they are spectacular and are great to paint,’ states Garbett.

Garbett, a member of Muskoka Arts and Crafts works out of his custom built studio in his home.

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Artist Paul Garbett Working Within The Unique Medium Of Encaustic

This is my first blog posting – happily ramping up my digital existence and excited about introducing and showing my work to new audiences online.

Upcoming show announcements and other news to come!!

Check often for news, updates and new paintings. For starters, here’s ‘Whistler Bear’

Whistler Bear Encaustic Painting

 

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