Resurgence is my renewal. I created this piece during a major milestone in my life, the transition from being a corporate graphic designer to becoming a full-time artist and encaustic painter. Resurgence is the growth that occurs after a period without it; rising again into life, activity, or prominence. I was inspired by this personal experience of courage and rejuvenation. For the first time in more than ten years, I am free to be me. I am free to create what is naturally within me and I am motivated by what each new day brings. I felt this growth through every new layer of melted wax. It embraces this journey of perseverance and strength, revealed through a landscape of color and light. The soft, earthy color palette expresses the quiet and peaceful state of mind, just as a calm wave rolls in on the beach. As the wave approaches the shore, the energy is gradually spread, just as my personal progress leads me from one stage to another.
CJ, Molly and Ashley Wellinger, commissioned this piece for their Mom on her birthday. It was an honor to create this painting for Mrs. Wellinger and her family. I look forward to seeing it placed in their home in California. Thank you again for this incredible opportunity!
Here are a few close ups:
Below is a slideshow of pictures I captured during the entire creative process.