My studio is full of objects that inspire, and piles of old botanical books, dictionaries and letters to be used in my work. I begin by gluing original vintage letters, envelopes and collage to a wood panel; a signature layer of beeswax follows this. I have been working with encaustic and beeswax for the past 20 years. The beeswax is applied hot, then smoothed and buffed. It provides a transparent and luminous surface for the oil painting.
The letters reference the written word. The script and
What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?
It was terrific exposure for my work as well as a way to meet artists and art professionals in the area. The money involved allowed me to buy materials I wouldn't have otherwise.
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
I am a full time professional artist. I show and sell my work at galleries here in Seattle, Ketchum ID, Laguna Beach CA, and Aspen CO. To view my work, see my album at: http://www.gailseverngallery.com/kenna-moser.html
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
Spend time in the studio developing your own personal vision and language. Don't hesitate to show your work wherever and whenever you can.
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
diverse, exciting, ever-changing
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