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Featured in Collage with Traditional Mediums June 2012
Featured in Artists Universe July 2012

One day I was experimenting with drawing flowers to enhance my drawing skills and discovered I really liked this particular piece of that drawing session. So, I tore it out from all the rest and saved it to use in future collage work. Not too long after that, I was inspired to create this collage: Red Affection.

This is a mixed media (pre-encaustic) collage:
All papers painted by the artist. I used bleach to paint my designs on black linen paper; then added Shiva oil paintstixs to provide color and detail; then tore the paper and added it to a watercolor background painting I did – mounted the entire collage to Masonite.

The final piece was encased in beeswax and slightly embellished with pigmented wax. It sold before I could scan and upload that version.


gretting cards, women, quotes, words, special friends, friend, friendship, reflections, woman, bible verse, trust, understanding, vibrant, abstract, african american art, sunny day, religion, religious, flowers, summer, color, colorful, art therapy, grief therapy, survivor, creative, creativity, angels, inspiration, divine wisdom, messages, faith, angel

I’m an abstract-expressionist painter… a mixed media, encaustic, collage artist who uses a non-objective, emotive style of creative expression and visual messaging. I create to survive, to LIVE with more JOY and less pain. ART (plus faith in God) is what sustains me.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Robyn! :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Liz! Drawing isn’t necessarily my strength so I don’t always like the efforts I make to that end. I used to just ball stuff up that didn’t turn out right and throw them away… then I was watching an instructional DVD by a textile artist named Sherrill Kahn# and the thing that impressed me the most was her constant reminder to “play” and “use everything you make”, even if you use it in a way you didn’t originally intend. So now I just throw pieces in a plastic container and use them to “play”. :)

    – © Angela L Walker

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    July 7th, 2012
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  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 2 years ago

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