LINDA FRUEH – ENCAUSTIC
Manhattan Arts International
Artist Showcase Gallery
About Linda Frueh
Linda Frueh is a contemporary encaustic artist living in San Diego, CA. Building layers upon layers of molten beeswax, pigment and damar resin, she creates works with rich surface textures and subtle palettes. Her art has been described as serene, sensual, and even edible.
She was recently awarded a 2016 Emerging Artist Grant from the International Encaustic Artists and has been selected as one of 50 Contemporary Artists to Watch in the San Diego area.
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Frueh’s most recent work includes a series of fabric vessels enrobed in encaustic, giving strength to otherwise soft and yielding materials.
Her work leans toward the sculptural, following her training as a metalsmith and glass sculptor at the California College of Arts and Crafts. It is is generally abstract with spare compositions allowing color and texture to convey emotion. The abstract expressionists Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko and pastel artist Wolf Kahn have heavily influenced her, as have the enameled copper vessels of June Schwarcz.
Born in New York, Frueh pursued a career in technology before turning her attention fully to art. Her early work in enameled silver was featured in galleries and juried art shows. After a hiatus of several years to raise her children, she began to work in encaustic and hasn’t looked back.
Visit Linda Frueh’s website: http://www.atelierfrueh.com
Banner image: The Conversation, encaustic on wood, 14” x 20″.
I am thrilled to be joining my friend and amazing illustrator Taina Litwak for a project she has designed and organized single-handedly. She and about 100 illustrators & artists will be creating two murals to highlight the flora and fauna of the California coast. The murals will hang for a month at the Sanctuary Exploration Center (SEC) in the heart of Santa Cruz.
Taina is an illustrator at the Smithsonian Institution/American Museum of Natural History and does absolutely stunning work. If you are in the area, stop by to see the murals as they are created.
The GNSI Exhibits Committee is doing something NEW!
Kelp Forest Panel
10 × 16.5 feet
81 drawing spots (small 8” × 10”, medium 12” × 15”, large 15” × 18”) plus odd spaces
Black diversity borders for names
California Coast Panel
4 × 7 feet
19 drawing spots (sized approximately the same as large panel) plus odd spaces
Black diversity borders for names
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Please join my fellow artists and me in Fusion Encaustic at the ArtWalk in Little Italy this weekend. The show runs from 11am - 6pm both Saturday and Sunday. We will be in booth #748-749.
And if that isn't enough, the lovely ArtnSoul gallery in Encinitas is having its 9th anniversary bash Saturday, April 30 from 5-8pm. Live music, food and lots of unusual and interesting artwork. Several new artists will be featured, including yours truly. Please join us if you can.
Opening night was a thrill, as my encaustic piece "Circumnavigate" was presented alongside works from 49 other amazing artists.
Michelle Hayden and I have been honored to receive these grants from the International Encaustic Artist society. I will be producing an installation of beeswax and fabric vessels over the coming year with the proceeds of the grant and will keep you posted in my new Work category, Work in Progress!
Many thanks to the IEA and Congratulations to Michelle!
To learn more about the grant and the IEA, click the following link: https://iea.wildapricot.org
SAN DIEGO’S ORIGINAL FINE ART FESTIVAL
Linda and two of her partners in the group Fusion Encaustic- Shima Kelly and Suzanne Merritt - will be some of the gazillions of artists in San Diego's best known fine art fair. Please join us and enjoy a day strolling in Little Italy.
Please join me and 49 other San Diego artists for the opening of our new show: