Three artists display their encaustic paintings at Heritage Heights


Marilyn Grover

Marie Alice Hurst

Cindy Uhrich

CHELAN - For the month of June, Heritage Heights’ entrance Art Show Wall is featuring three very talented Lake Chelan Valley women working in encaustic mediums. 

Cindy Uhrich, Marilyn Grover and Marie Alice Hurst are showing their encaustic paintings, also known as hot wax painting, that involves adding colored pigments to a heated encaustic medium such as resin or wax and then applied, brushed or worked into prepared wood, although canvas and other mediums are sometimes used.  The painstaking process results in rich colors and textures that add depth and dimension to the paintings.

Cindy Uhrich

Cindy had been exposed to art from the time she was a small child, as her grandmother was an artist. She can’t even remember a time when art was not a part of her life in one way or another.

After a career in the insurance industry as a State Farm Agent, she retired and had a lot more time to devote to exploring the multitude of creative outlets.  She and her husband built a house in Manson, in which she was able to incorporate a large studio.  She received so much joy as she created in her new space and shared these with her artist friends.

She enjoys watercolor, pastels, mixed-media and encaustics.  She recently enrolled in an on-line class on encaustics which lasts an entire year.     

Marie Alice Hurst

Marie is a retired teacher living in the Chelan/Manson area.  Colors and patterns in nature is what is fascinating to her.  Since retiring five years ago from the Chelan School District, she has thoroughly enjoyed “playing” with different mediums and techniques, such as alcohol inks, encaustics, watercolors and pastels.  She also enjoys working with stained glass.  Experimenting and seeing what happens with the different colors and patterns in the various mediums is what she loves. The possibilities are endless.

Marilyn Grover

Marilyn moved to Chelan from Salt Lake City in 2013 and started painting in 2005 after retiring from a career in science.  Though her passion is abstract art, it was the lure of being out of doors, hiking, biking and skiing in beautiful landscapes that was the catalyst to actually picking up a paint brush.  First, she worked in oils, moving onto acrylics and water color, then encaustics and print making.

 The exhibits change monthly with featured artists selected by the Lake Chelan Arts Council, one of the non-profit’s community partners.

 Come enjoy the featured artists for June and the progress Heritage Heights is making on their top-to-bottom remodel of the 32-unit senior living facility overlooking the Lake Chelan Valley.   

 Please call ahead for best times to visit,  509-682-1998. 

 

 

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