Fine Art with the Finest Collectors in Mind

Fine Art with the Finest Collectors in Mind

Current Exhibition

Philip Hershberger

Encaustic painting on wood panel

Encaustic painting is an ancient but always somewhat obscure painting medium.  It's tools and methods are challenging in that the colors are fluid only for a few seconds before cooling and hardening on the panel. The color infused beeswax though can be applied in many overlapping layers to create a luminous affect not available with other painting mediums.

 My paintings tools are a double boiler, an electric skillet, a paint stripping heat gun, a nail taped to a stick, a utility knife blade and a bunch of big cheap house paint brushes. My medium is beeswax melted with damar varnish, and the colors are cakes of pigment, beeswax and damar resin.

Art of the Week

Stephanie Munoz-O'Neil


application of metal foil through a printing process was the beginning of this piece

wonderful play took place around these metal marks and once i was done i was stuck

fortunately, a spring time walk presented a twig laying against a wet grey sidewalk

from that one twig four more appeared and in the end i realized that these branches of spring represented my four sisters and me

We make it easy to incorporate art into your everyday life through our digital presence.  Our “Art of the Week” series delivers an inspirational photo of a current work of art on exhibit straight to your inbox every Wednesday for a little way to pick you up in the middle of the week. Be sure to sign up for it HERE.

We know art is best experienced in person. Nothing can beat the emotional connection of seeing a piece of work in front of you. Adding art to your collection should not be based on photographs alone, and we invite you to visit Stephen Smith Gallery to connect more intimately with the striking work that you want to make yours.

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