As an artist and botanical enthusiast I have been influenced by both the natural world and the fantastical, especially the Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious, undeciphered manuscript dating to the 15th or 16th century. Using encaustic and mixed media I try to evoke the memory of a familiar and recognizable natural form while staying on the periphery of the identifiable. My botanical paintings are created using unconventional tools, blowtorches, air compressors and blades. There is rarely an actual brush stroke visible. The colored forms bloom on the encaustic surface and my job is to capture them in wax.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS
I am happy to announce some upcoming shows I will be participating in.
ARTS GUILD OF SONOMA
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's October show will begin on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 and run through October 30th, 2023. I will have new work on exhibit. Come visit us and see some beautiful local art!
Opening reception will be Thursday, October 5th from 5pm-7pm. This coincides with Sonoma's Artwalk event. Wine and appetizers will served.
SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS
September 30th-October 1st & Ocobtober 7th-8th, 2023
Welcome to Sonoma County Art Trails, the oldest juried open studio tour in the country. We are celebrating our 38th year in beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country.
Our juried professional artists invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, ENGAGE with artists in their own studios, and COLLECT beautiful art.
Since 1985, the Art Trails self-guided tour gives visitors fabulous opportunities to learn first-hand from the artists what inspires their art, how it is made and where it is made. So mark your calendars, bring your family and friends and bask in the enjoyment of Art Trails!
DE YOUNG OPEN 2023
September 30th 2023 through January 7th 2024
I'm excited to announce that my work entitled Floribunda will be exhibited at the De Young Museum starting September 30th!
The exhibition will be available for viewing on the De Young Museum website starting September 30th, 2023.
Capkat Fine Art
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