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    Jane Davies: Mistress of Mixed Media, Painting & Collage

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    Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage, painting, mixed media, and encaustics. She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to creating.
    Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Davies gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, quilting fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past several years, Davies has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and having fun making art.
    Her latest book, Adventures in Mixed Media showcases her many talents through wonderful projects for all levels. In her DVD, Scribble Collage with Hand-Painted Paper, Jane makes complex paintings look simple with her clear demonstrations and insight.

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    Patricia Seggebruch - Wax On, Wax Off

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    Innovative developer of Encaustikits and Encausticamp Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch began painting more than sixteen years ago-always abstractly and evolving into encaustics from acrylic over seven years ago. Her love for the medium translates into her teaching, and students benefit from a passionate, engaging workshop experience filled with all the knowledge Patricia has acquired and developed in her forage into this rich and diverse medium.

    Patricia’s books, Encaustic Workshop and Encaustic Mixed Media are available on book shelves everywhere and two DVD’s in the medium are on the market thanks to FW Publishing and Creative Catalyst Productions. 
    When not completely immersed in this creativity, Patricia keeps herself busy with the lives of four teenage sons, two cats, a rabbit and newly acquired ‘dabomb’ husband and teenage daughter~

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    Serena Barton: Driven to Serene Extremes

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    Serena Barton is a masterful painter who began painting later in life. Serena rediscovered her desire to make art after her first trip to Italy which has influenced much of her work since. She taught herself to paint and create mixed media work in her forties, earning her the right to insist that it is never too late to delve into what inspires us. Serena, a licensed counselor, shows and sells her work in galleries and online. Her business, 'The Art of Your Life' provides creativity/art workshops and individual, couple, and family counseling. Serena teaches classes on women and art in the Women's Studies Program at Portland State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon. http://www.SerenaBarton.com

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    Exploring Creation with Artist Kushlani Hall PhD

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    We have the chance to talk with artist and physicist Kushlani Hall. Kushlani will share insights about the creative process and her journey as an artist. Where does she find inspiration? What moves her from one medium to another? How has she expanded her technical knowledge base as an artist?

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    Kushlani Hall

    Kushlani Hall has been painting for more than fifteen years. She works with oils, oil pastels and encaustics. Her oils and oil pastels are full of vibrant color and contrast. Her encaustics on the other hand have more earthy colors, browns, greens and subtle hues of the primaries. She's passionate about all three of the media. She loves oil color for the textures, colors and the forgiving nature of it. She's passionate about the brilliant colors and depth the oil pastels offer. She adores encaustics for the immediacy of it and the textures and actual pieces of nature that can be collaged in to an encaustic painting.

    Another passion of hers is making exquisite jewelry. She calls them unique pieces of art that you can wear. She is known for her beautiful color schemes and her unique designs in jewelry. Her style is very organic and is very close to nature.

    She has won awards both for her paintings and jewelry.

    She was born and raised in Sri Lanka.