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Annie Glotzbach

Annie Glotzbach Encaustic Artist Gallery

"I am an encaustic painter. I paint with molten pigmented beeswax and then fuse between the layers with a blow torch. This exciting medium creates a painting that exhibits a translucent luminous glow!"

Annie has lived in Kansas City most of her life. She worked as a Youth Pastor, mother and homemaker, a Paramedic, and a Neurotherapist. She is a relatively new artist, originally working in oil, but became restless, feeling her talents lent themselves to a more manual handiwork. She was enthralled when she stumbled upon encaustics. Working with encaustics allows her many avenues to create...

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... with her hands. Not only can she paint, but she can also mold, carve, melt and encase surprises to be discovered. She enjoys the excitement of painting with molten pigmented beeswax mixed with damar resin. She loves the smell and luminosity of the medium! It presents special challenges and delights; having only a few seconds to manipulate the paint from the heated palette to a rigid substrate, she gets to play with the elements of transparency and opaqueness; obscuring and revelation.

There is an element of alchemy that she finds fascinating. And who doesn’t like to use a blow torch? Each layer of wax must be burned in to fuse with the layers below. The process of burning in the different layers is very interactive, as you watch how the different pigments react to heat and witness explosions that can in a moment bring about miracles, or end in utter destruction. This makes each individual piece so completely unique - a collaboration with the elements that takes her completely outside herself.

Although encaustics is one of the oldest painting techniques dating back to Greco-Roman Egypt from the first century BC, the practice of creating fine art with wax is not widely seen in our area. She is pleased and passionate about sharing her enthusiasm about this marvelous art form. She is inspired by the many things that move her - most notably her faith, the ocean, the expression of love in many forms, and the profound beauties and mysteries of God’s creation. It is her hope to create art that transports one to a blissful place of pleasure, joy and reflection.

Working with encaustics allows me many avenues to create with my hands. Not only can I paint, but I can also mold, carve, melt and encase surprises to be discovered. I enjoy the excitement of painting with molten pigmented beeswax mixed with damar resin. I love the smell and luminosity of the medium! It presents special challenges and delights; having only a few seconds to manipulate the paint from the heated palette to a rigid substrate, I get to play with the elements of transparency and opaqueness; obscuring and revelation. There is an element of alchemy that I find fascinating. And who doesn’t like to use a blow torch? Each layer of wax must be burned in to fuse with the layers below. The process of burning in the different layers is very interactive, as you watch how the different pigments react to heat and witness explosions that can in a moment bring about miracles, or end in utter destruction. This makes each individual piece so completely unique.

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Best in Show - Barstow Art Festival 2016
First Place 2-D - Lenexa Art Fair 2016
Purchase Award Smokey Hill River Fine Art Show 2015, 2016, 2017
Mayor's Choice Award - Summit Fine Art Fair - 2017
Honorable Mention 2-Dimensional Art - Queeny Park Art Fair 2018
Judge's Favorite Awards - Queeny Park Art Fair - 2018 & 2019
Outstanding Achievement - Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival - 2019

Medium for you   l

For You 32X32
2D
$1115.00

 
Medium reflections   w

Reflections 32X32
2D
$1115.00

Medium forget me not

Forget Me Not 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium want to hold you

Want To Hold You 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium someone cares

Someone Cares 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium lover to lover

Lover To Lover 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium fanciful   p

Fanciful 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium enchantment

Enchantment 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium gleeful

Gleeful 16X20
2D
$350.00

 
Medium seaside

Seaside 18X24
2D
$450.00

Medium misty sea

Misty Coast 24X36
2D
$1115.00

 
Medium seascape

Seascape 32X32
2D
$1115.00

Medium vivid sky   geneva

Vivid Sky 32X32
2D
$1115.00

 
Medium baja  g

Baja 24X24
2D
$625.00

Medium somewhere   l

Somewhere 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium kissed by the sun   ooakjpg

Kissed By The Sun 18X24
2D
$450.00

Medium awaken the dawn

Awaken The Dawn 24X36
2D
$1115.00

 
Medium here you are

Here You Are 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium picket fence

Picket Fence 9X12
2D
$200.00

Medium ranunculusooak

Ranunculus 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium gentle home   n

Gentle Home 9 X 12
2D
$200.00

 
Medium casa door   p

Casa Door 9X12
2D
$200.00

Medium purple door   p

Purple Door 9X12
2D
$200.00

Medium yellow door

Yellow Door 9X12
2D
$200.00

 
Medium floating in color ii

Floating In Color 32X32
2D
$1115.00

Medium serenescape   ooak

Serenescape 30X40
2D
$1300.00

 
Medium dear one

Dear One 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium ada 11 x 14

Ada 11X14
2D
$250.00

Medium glimmer ii

Glimmer 14X18
2D
$350.00

 
Medium lavender field

Lavender Field 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium uncharted

Uncharted 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium new direction

New Direction 15X16
2D
$300.00

Medium napa

Napa 12X20
2D
$300.00

Medium passages

Passages 16X20
2D
$400.00

 
Medium nesting

Nesting 9X12
2D
$200.00

Medium rise and shine  l

Rise And Shine 9X12
2D
$200.00

Medium teatime

Tea Time 9X12
2D
$200.00

 
Medium come dance with me

Come Dance With Me 12X12
2D
$325.00

Medium yes please

Yes Please! 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium fallin for you

Fallin For You 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium he is alive   u

He Is Alive 9X12
2D
$200.00

 
Medium floating

Floating 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium i found a treasure   go

I Found A Treasure 16X16
2D
$325.00

Medium interlude ls

Interlude 24X24
2D
$625.00

 
Medium goodnight my love

Good Night My Love 16X16
2D
$325.00

Medium here now

Here Now 16X16
2D
$325.00

 
Medium morning has broken   u

Morning Has Broken 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium victoria   u

Victoria 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium a new story begins

A New Story Begins 24X24
2D
$625.00

 
Medium crossings

Crossings 12X12
2D
$250.00

Medium bird rock

Bird Rock 12X12
2D
$250.00

 
Medium time in a bottle

Time In A Bottle 32X32
2D
$1115.00

Medium tango

Tango 18X24
2D
$450.00

 
Medium color in my mind   n

Color In My Mind 18X24
2D
$450.00

Medium by your side no

By Your Side 18X24
2D
$450.00

Medium luna

Luna 12X20
2D
$300.00

 
Medium delft

Delft 20X20
2D
$400.00

Medium by my side

By My Side 12X20
2D
$300.00

Medium new direction no

New Direction 15X16
2D
$300.00

 
Medium always

Always 11X14
2D
$250.00

Medium golden trees

Golden Trees 11X14
2D
$250.00

Medium scotty

Scotty 8X10
2D
$150.00

 
Medium be with you

Be With You 9X12
2D
$200.00

Medium reverence

Reverence 16X18
2D
$300.00

 
Medium the call

The Call 24X24
2D
$400.00