Kathy Cantwell will be showing "Landforms" the month of November at Gallery 103, 103 Baker St., Maplewood, NJ, with an opening on November 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
These abstract landscape paintings are encaustic. An ancient technique also known as hot wax painting, the medium comprises heated beeswax with colored pigments, which are layered then fused onto paneled surfaces. Cantwell is drawn to the opaque and translucent qualities of layering that dominate the encaustic technique.
Cantwell's recent work has been shown in such group exhibits as: Arts Guild of New Jersey, Merseles Sudio/Jersey City Theater Center, Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts, Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery, Montclair State University’s George Segal Gallery, the Monmouth Museum, the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY, and numerous others.
Cantwell lives and works in Maplewood, NJ, with her wife Ann, and their children Jack and Grace.