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26 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
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American crafts, artisan jewelry, and local art

Amy Vander Els

Amy Vander Els
"Encaustic painting allows me to abstract forms in a way that is both measured and unexpected. It is planned and controlled, until it isn’t. It then becomes a tale of layers, reactions to what came before, choices about what will remain, what will be concealed, what will be revealed.

Informed by our natural environment, these images that have evolved out of beeswax, pigment, found materials, color and line are homages to the beauty and fragility of our world. My work is an attempt to elevate and honor quiet, overlooked moments, to revere the ignored, to find beauty in the breakdown." -Amy Vander Els
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