Posts Tagged ‘beeswax’

Artist of the moment…….James Little



James Little is an African American renown for mixed media abstract paintings. James Little was born in Memphis, Tennessee in the year 1952.

Little attended the Memphis Academy of Art earning a B.F.A. The artist went to earn a M.F.A. from Syracuse University.

Little mixes his own colors using pure pigment. The artist also uses beeswax in many of his work.

In this clip we view a show featuring the work of James Little with our favorite art enthusiast, James Kalm:

Little is now based out of New York City.

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The use of pure pigment for color in this abstract makes for art that is very fun to look it. Many of his shapes remind me of classic game boards, a major activity for people before the invention of the internet.


Artist of the moment……Alicia Tormey

Alicia Tormey is a wonderful mixed media artist that works with encaustics. Encaustic involves blending paint with bees wax. To develop her work she uses a blowtorch  and carving tools and puts much work and detail into each layer of work. Tormey was born the midwest United States in the mid 1960s.

A link to the website of Alicia Tormey:

She enjoys painting the feeling of landscape, but leaves much information out of the picture and starts building other patterns and forms on top of her original shapes.

For her artistic education Tormey attended the Art Institute of Seatte, Washington.

Below some  great examples  of a mixed media work by Alicia Tormey. We get to see the blowtorch in action!

What a unique way to use the blowtorch to create art!

A mainstay at the Saatchi Galleries.