Carolyn Springer


Springer’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1990 at sites ranging from Sushi Performance and Visual Art Gallery in San Diego, Yokohama — Japan’s Citizen’s Gallery and Tijuana’s Cultural Center. She has won numerous awards including a research grant to study in Italy. Her work is in many private collections. She paints with the encaustic medium. Encaustic painting is the process of working with melted beeswax that has been pigmented with colors. Encaustic or “burning in” in Greek refers to the process of fusing the wax a second time in order for the wax to remain stable. This process is considered one of the oldest methods of painting in history, dating back to early Egypt. To Springer, creating artwork that captures a unique beauty and also translates a deeper spiritual meaning to the observer is her ultimate goal when making paintings. Art making is a creative process that involves many levels of intellect and emotion for her. When she paints, she opens herself up to the flow of passing thoughts and feelings in order to capture something truer and greater than herself, a universal feeling or experience that many people can relate to. |

Pam Allee