Adair Peck's creative and colorful encaustic paintings will adorn the walls of the Bozeman Public Library's Atrium Gallery November 1 - December 31, 2018. "I am currently working with Encaustics and it is a Love Story. With a background in painting, printmaking and sculpture it is the perfect medium for me" says Peck.
Adair Peck will give an Encaustic painting demonstration on Tuesday, December 18, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Library's Community Room.
Encaustic paint is heated beeswax with pigment. She often uses multiple layers of the beeswax with newsprint and other items such as coffee grounds to create texture and surprises. A blowtorch is used to seal each layer of the wax. A razor blade and other sharp items are used to scrape away at the layers to reveal what is underneath. Peck explains "As I paint, I allow some of the lumpier forms to coexist with more refined details, allowing the personality of my subjects to emerge. My most recent inspiration is my hometown of Bozeman where I live with my husband and three daughters. My work reflects the personalities and facial expressions of many of the people and animals I see every day, as well as the legacy and lifestyle of ranchers and hunters."
Peck holds a BFA from Boston University and a MFA from Brooklyn College, New York. She has been exhibiting her work across the country for over 20 years and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions.
The exhibition will be on display during Library hours. A percentage of sales will go to the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to ensure continuation of cultural programs at the Library for public benefit. For more information about the exhibit or opening reception, please contact Sarah DeOpsomer at (406) 582-2425 or email@example.com.