HOT KNIFE: artists working with the encaustic wax technique: September 9th-October 9th 2016


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HOT KNIFE features several painters using the encaustic hot wax technique in a variety of ways.

Participating artists:

Vashty Hawkins

PH1 Collective

Cortney Stephenson

Victoria Wallace

Opening Reception:

Friday September 9th from 6:30-9pm. Artists in attendance. Goodies served.

rsvp to: to attend

cover images: Iris Goes to Fogo, Cortney Stephenson (left), “Pink Lulu”, Vashty Hawkins, (right)

Visual artist, Set & Props Artist and Designer. Abstract expressionism, pop art, art nouveau, psychedelia, silent film actresses, burlesque, bathing beauties, and vintage advertisements all factor into her work. Hawkins lives and works in Toronto
A collaborative series between Melissa Espina and Digital Film Editor Pietro Gallo. Started in 2014, the artists explore the idea of nostalgia and memory by highlighting the day to day moments that may otherwise be unnoticed.

Stephenson completed her BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she majored in Drawing and Painting. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Award for Excellence in Painting, recognizing female artists whose major means of expression has been painting. In the Spring of 2011 she launched My Mother’s Basement Gallery, a website which focuses on giving exposure to emerging artists. Stephenson has shown both in Toronto and Internationally, and currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

A multi-media artist working, exhibiting and conducting workshops in acrylic, encaustic, watercolour and sculptural media. Wallace had a successful mural and specialty paint finish company in Toronto for over 25 years. Her extensive commissions include work for television, film, theatre, restaurants, businesses and private collections across Canada and internationally. Her paintings reflect the “trompe l’oeil” influence mastered through years of mural painting. Victoria infuses luminance within her subjects, which range from high realism to abstraction.


***Encaustic painting class with Artist Vashty Hawkins***

Sunday September 25th 1-4pm

Class fee: $50 (includes all materials needed!)

Email or call 416.792.8460 toinquire and book a spot now- class size is limited!