Colleen Monette

Encaustic Paintings


Colleen Monette has worked in encaustic for seven years, in 2-D and 3-D, as well as found object assemblage and sculpture. Colleen lives, works and teaches in Walla Walla. In her studio practice, Colleen strives to create a marriage of abstract and realism, history and environment, dreams and visions. Recently, her work has explored the ongoing massive die-off of the honeybee, combining plaster, wax and collage elements to convey the warmth of the hive and begin a dialogue about their plight.

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