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Cathy Valentine has been working with an encaustic process for several years. She builds up multiple layers of wax while drawing, staining and/or carving each layer to create a depth of transparency.   

“My work is abstract in nature, with a sense of randomness.  I consider my paintings to be a type of emotional landscape, my own internal language. I feel as though my pieces provoke memories and experiences of my past, and move into my present life.  I am influenced by nature, and my older work of sculptural basket shapes.

The use of this material seems to combine many disciplines, collage, printmaking imagery and sculptural qualities are seen in the final result.   For me, my paintings speak of time, life and nature.”