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Featured Artist Dianna Sapara

Please come in and view Dianna M. Sapara's amazing work. It will be on display from July 23-August 11th. The artist will be on site for her reception July 28th from 1-3pm

Growing up in rural Alberta surrounded by natures beauty, has left a permanent mark in Dianna’s heart and soul. She started sketching at an early age and as a reminder she reflects from time to time on some of those early drawings and paintings. Throughout her life, she has used many mediums, taking a lifetime of classes, from professional artists in Canada and the USA.  Even after 55 some years, Dianna still craves for more of a challenge.  She left her oil painting days behind her 8 years ago when she stumbled across a unique medium called Encaustics.

This unique medium of encaustic wax is a 2500 years old process that consists of heating a resin, beeswax and color pigment into a liquid form. Each layer is applied heated then cooled. It can also be manipulated over and over again. Once cooled the painting has an illumination quality that resembles a glass like finish. Even though encaustic painting is difficult to master, Dianna keeps  learning, experimenting and never gets bored with the endless possibilities, pushing the envelope as to speak.

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Allied Arts Council