Collection: Colleen Underwood - Oils and Encaustics

 My creative life took hold in my early twenties and painting has been my  passion  ever since. As a visual artist my career spans from pursuing studies in art, teaching art, owning an art convention business and exhibiting my art in Maritime galleries.
Bold vibrant colour is the most emotional and personal aspect in my paintings. I was inspired at a very young age by works of the “Old Masters”. Discovering the luminosity and brilliance of oil paint and encaustics (melted  beeswax) led me to explore all the marvels  these mediums have to offer. My surfaces include linen canvas, hardboard and sometimes metal panels such as copper and aluminum.
A memory or emotional connection sparks an idea.  I paint colourful, emotional happy stories of everyday comfort.  I apply my paint with a palette knife or in the case where I work in encaustic, melted beeswax and oil are applied and set with a heat gun or blow torch. The composition is further enhanced by rendering light, color and harmony.
The subjects I paint have an emotional connection. My subjects vary from floral, still life and coastal landscapes but my deepest passion is to paint transparency.  Light passing through and interacting with glass and its surroundings is a subject I am always drawn to.Strong bold colors and describing light in my work further pushes the passion.
I want the viewer to feel and understand why this composition was chosen to be painted. I am truly blessed to make art each day.
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  • On Dry Land
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  • An Apple a Day
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  • Sunflowers in Blue
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  • Beach Treasures
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  • A Spot Of Tea
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  • Petite Pansies
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  • Mini Sunflowers
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  • Ready For Take Off
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  • Beauty and the Beach
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  • Lunch on the Dock
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  • Hacketts Cove
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  • Pathway at Sand Point
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  • Crashing Waves
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  • Blue Rocks
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  • Hanging Out With My Gull Friends
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  • Salt Water Solitude
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  • Peonies
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  • Sleeping Beauties
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  • Rose Bowl
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  • Gerber Daisies
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