Cold Wax & Oil, Encaustics
Cold Wax is my favorite medium. I work as a graphic designer and visual artist. Nature is my muse. My cold wax paintings, enamels, copper and wood sculptures are all inspired by the natural environment. My desire is to capture the emotion of a scene with texture, brush strokes, glazes and colors chosen from the palette of the environment I’m painting. It’s the memory of the place or experience that I want to express. The process begins with a walk outside, then followed with quick sketches and color notes. Then back at the studio I begin to paint the images I remember.
Lobe began as a visual artist in her youth concentrating on painting. After college she entered Peace Corps where she came in contact with weavers and developed a love of textures. Upon returning, Lobe worked at EPA following her passion to safeguard our natural resources. After grad school Lobe got married and had kids. After a hiatus staying home raising her children, she returned to art working as a graphic designer while continuing studies in various art mediums like enameling and pottery. In 2006 she joined with 14 other artists and opened an artists' owned and operated art gallery and began working as a full-time artist.