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”.
From my series of tree painting entitled The “Keepers”
“The Keepers” are trees which protect and safeguard a variety of precious intangibles such as healing, wisdom, and memories. Trees are connected through their roots and protect, feed, heal, and communicate with each other. Each tree in the series will be the keeper of a single concept within its roots or trunk.
This tree is protecting memories represented by the golden seeds laying cradled within its roots.
The background is painted using encaustics into which I incise the outlines. I then rub oil paint into the lines and add extra detail to the tree with oil paint as well.