Portland Area Art Events

VERONICA ARQUILEVICH GUZMAN: OCEANS
Oil Layered With Pigmented Encaustic

Artist Reception September 6th 5 – 9 p.m. (With Live Music)

“My intricate fascination for the ocean comes from the idea of studying the waves, the movement of them and the natural healing this brings.”
–Veronica Arquilevich Guzman

This show entitled Oceans is a representation of the rich and deep beauty that Veronica sees and feels within the ocean. One of Veronica’s first ocean paintings she ever did was around the year 2000 after seeing a video in IMAX Theater about life in the oceans. After deciding she was not going to become a surfer to be near the ocean, she started analyzing waves, colors and movements. First she analyzed them on a screen, then in real life by taking several visits to the ocean. Veronica has never been tied to a specific medium, but rather many different art mediums, including, but not limited to, watercolors, oil, egg tempura, encaustic, ceramics, printmaking, collage, and papier maché . The various art mediums that she works in give her the opportunity to express the specific texture, color or movement that she wants to represent. She started in art with encaustic, but has since also implemented the use of oils as well, because on specific scenes, using just encaustic or oil do not provide the final results that create the look and feeling she is trying to evoke through her art.