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Lisa Orselli


I am an artist fortunate to live and work on California’s  Mendocino coast. The beauty of our natural environment  creates a calm, inspiring atmosphere in which to make  art. The medium I choose is encaustic, meaning “to burn”  and it involves melting beeswax which is infused with rich  pigments and then painting, spreading layering it onto a  board. Some of the pieces came from my 2015 visit to  Japan with the Sister Cities artists. It was my first trip and  I was very moved by the beauty and the friendly and  hospitable, talented artists we met. I incorporated papers  collected there and pictures I took to create this work. I  continue to work with color, patterns, and texture to  explore the medium.

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