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
August 3rd through September 26th, 2022
The Arts Guild of Sonoma's August/September show will begin on Wednesday,August 3rd and run through September 26th, 2022. I will have three new pieces on exhibit. Come visit us and see some beautiful local art! There will be an artist reception on Saturday, August 6th from 5pm to 7pm. Hope to see you there!
SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS
September 24th-25th and October 1st-2nd, 2022
Welcome to Sonoma County Art Trails, the oldest juried open studio tour in the country. We are celebrating our 37th 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!
Grand Opening Reception, Friday September 16th, 2022 Exhibition through the first week of November.
Come see some fantastic art in the new art annex to the Tiburon Belvedere Library. I will have four pieces featured!
THE DE YOUNG OPEN EXHIBIT
0ctober 10, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021
I'm excited to announce that my work entitled Cordelia will be exhibited at the De Young Museum from 10/10/2020 through 1/3/2021.
The exhibition is currently available for viewing on the De Young Museum website.
Capkat Fine Art
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