Angela Hansen is a Lake Country-based artist and art instructor. She completed her BDes at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and her BEd from the University of Victoria. Angela creates with encaustics and acrylics and her work is recognized for its organic-inspired imagery, sculptural qualities and use of texture. Her art has been exhibited in the Okanagan, Kootenays and US. In 2017 her work was juried into “In Flawed Abundance”, an exhibition hosted by the International Encaustic Artists association in Massachusetts, US, and was published in the UK magazine, House & Garden’s, Art Edit fall 2017 spreads. In August 2018, Angela had a solo exhibition at the Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts entitled “Morphogenesis”, which literally translates as “the beginning of the shape”.
This piece was created using an intuitive process, letting the oil pastel and ink shrink and shrivel when hit with a torch over the encaustic paint. The end result is reminiscent of cells under a microscope.