Tallai, Gold Coast
Some artists live in one part of the Universe of Art and explore a theme or themes. I am strongly attracted to exploring different mediums, across the whole Universe of Art. Currently working mostly with Epoxy Resin and the ancient 2000+ year old medium of Encaustic, and charcoal drawings.
Art works: 35
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About Gayle Reichelt
I love learning new techniques, testing, experimenting, and being adventurous with materials. The process of learning the characteristics of the materials, paints and how each colours interact, what chemicals will intermingle with the paints to give a certain look, what materials to use as a base. I am still learning.
My inspiration and fascination with discarded constructs of human manufacture began with farm machinery and developed into a series on weathered shipwrecks, providing an understanding of the past and our cultural heritage. They teach how the environment and human error can destroy or damage each other, and provide a record of our past.
Encaustic consists of molten beeswax and castor wax mixed with colour pigments and fused with heat, resulting in uniquely beautiful artwork which is fully archival, standing the test of time.
With Resin, I love the extraordinary vivid colours, the freedom and spontaneity that can be achieved, and the ability to work in layers. Epoxy resin is a hard, UV resistant, clear laminating resin.
I conduct Encaustic and Resin workshops in my air conditioned studio in Tallai/Mudgeeraba, in the Gold Coast.
I have a BA Hons Degree (Fine Art), Grad Dip Ed, and a Grad Cert Museum Studies.