Art on the Walls – March & April 2019 – “An Exhibit of Encaustic Art”

An Exhibit of Encaustic Art

by Nadine Koski and Marie Bergheimer

The Art on the Walls exhibit for March/April 2019 is a collection of encaustic paintings by two Chattanooga artists. Encaustic or hot wax painting is an ancient technique first seen in portable art three thousand years ago. The 20th and 21st centuries have seen a rebirth of the technique partially due to the availability of portable heating implements.

Nadine Koski: Nadine, originally from Michigan, is a member of the In-Town Gallery and her painting “Such a Busy Bee” was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Hunter Spectrum Auction. She recently donated a large painting of a sea turtle to the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. She states “I enjoy using materials that provide a little science with the process and a little mystery with the results.”

Marie Bergheimer: Born in Savannah, Georgia, Marie draws from early memories of the low country. Many of her works reflect the imagery of that region — tidal waters, salt marshes, beaches, and horizons. Although previous works are primarily oil, she has recently begun exploring encaustic. Marie is a former member of the In-Town Gallery.

Enjoy the luminous paintings of artists who celebrate the wonders of the natural world as they fuse layers of wax and pigment together. 

The artists will donate 20% of sales to UUCC.

Poppy Power by Nadine Koski

Time Passage by Marie Bergheimer