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April 21, 2011

Nancy Richards-Davis, painter

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Subdue, abstract, and trapped fossils like images encased in layers and layers of beeswax, articulate the nonverbal journey that artist, Nancy Richard-Davis shares in her paintings. The organic nature of the encaustic process allows Nancy to "capture the moment," serendipitously! Her wonderful compositions invite the viewer to reflect and ponder. Travels and self-reflection are the backbone of her paintings.

The mixture of pigment and oil is mixed in to the heated beeswax [encaustic process]. When the mixture is a molten state, it is painted and manipulated on a surface.

“I find the encaustic medium one that resonates a dialogue between the painting and the artist…My work contains lots of layers, some thick and textural and others thin and translucent…It becomes a living organism, with the art and ideas working through me.” Nancy
Richards-Davis.

Nancy Richards-Davis paintings are on view on the 2nd & 3rd floors at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The exhibit runs through June 10, 2011. The works are for sale. To purchase work or questions, please contact: june.hund@case.edu or call 216-368-0722.