Theresa MacKnight

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“ I am inspired intensely by nature. During the summer months I work almost exclusively outdoors, painting and drawing plein air, soaking up colour, light and shadow. I store up ideas and inspiration for the long winter like some sort of art squirrel. During winter months, I bring forward these ideas when I work in encaustic. I revel in the process of manufacturing my own beeswax-based paints using local beeswax, tree resin and pigments. The thought that bees in my own province have actually made the medium I work with is quite inspiring. I appreciate each loaded brush and try to honour the wax. My current encaustic series is about signs for nature. They can be seen as road signs, or perhaps off-road signs.”

Theresa MacKnight is a native of Saint John, N.B. and an alumni of Mount Allison University and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has a passion for painting and works in a variety of media including encaustic, oils, watercolor or anything else that makes a lasting mark.


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