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 ANGEL WYNN

 

ARTIST STATEMENT
Starting with a photograph, I paint layers of translucent melted encaustic wax over the surface to give my artwork luminous textured qualities. A collage of imagery is combined with colorful oil paints, exotic papers, textiles, earth pigments and other mixed media to give each piece a contemporary style all it’s own. New ideas for artwork continue to pop into my head. Concepts that I’m excited to develop on are anything related to the Wild West.  With a strong interest in history, I continue to create new pieces on the Mexican Revolution, America's First Nations, Frida Kahlo and Route 66. I want to further explore utilizing acrylic mediums and mixed-media to build up layers using photographic images. My art is about educating and building awareness for it’s viewers.
Artists and photographers who have deeply influenced my work are Edward S. Curtis, Fritz Scholder, Andy Warhol and Annie Liebovitz. My current work combines an ancient painting process from Egypt called encaustic wax which takes on an ethereal dreamlike appearance. By layering multiple images, hot wax and pigments, my images begin to dissolve into each other, producing an enchanting mix of three-dimensional imagery. I enjoy exploring all the creative possibilities that encaustic wax provides me when combined with fine art photography.

 

BIO
Artist and photographer, Angel Wynn, grew up experiencing Northwest longhouses, potlatches and thunder-bird dancers of Vancouver Island's Native people. After studying film-making at British Columbia Institute of Technology, Wynn moved to Sun Valley Idaho. Running a video production company, Wynn filmed ski movies and celebrity events with top stars such as Clint Eastwood, Brooke Shields, Arnold Schwartzenagger, Barbara Striesand, Bruce Willis and more. Needing a life filled with purpose, Wynn began a long career photographing American Indian cultures that were often used by National Geographic, Time-Life, The History Channel, PBS, Cowboys & Indians and a large number of educational book publishers.
Motivated by new dreams and goals, Wynn packed up her studio into a horse trailer and moved to Santa Fe New Mexico. Relocating was a personal choice that made perfect sense creatively. By utilizing one of the most ancient painting processes called encaustics over her photographs, Wynn developed her very own unique style to create one-of-a-kind art. Her artwork is now collected internationally and can be seen at 7 Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave, Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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