Skills exchange member Sean Corcoran and his wife Miranda are thrilled to announce that talented encaustic painter, Lora Murphy, is joining their art school, The Art Hand, with an interesting new course called ‘Waxing Lyrical’. Encaustic Art involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The paste is then applied to a surface prepared material, usually wood though canvas and other materials are often used.
Lora Murphy is from Ireland. She is a painter, designer and teacher whose work has taken her all over the globe. After earning degrees in Art History and Archaeology she moved to America where she studied at the Art Students League in New York. This was followed by long stints in Guatemala, Australia and Denmark. She lived in the wilds of Montana and Alaska for the following nine years and discovered Encaustic painting along the way.
From her first experience with wax she says:
the luminous beauty of the medium was literally burned into my soul, and the rest is history!
She returned to Europe four years ago and has been painting, exhibiting and teaching as well as recently completing a course of study at a Classical Art Atelier in Florence, Italy. She paints every day at her studio over Gallery Frida, 38 South Main St in Youghal which she runs with her partner Lars Moeslund.
If you’re interested in this course it starts in June and the school is currently taking bookings as they expect this course to be extremely popular
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