Normally it is not acceptable to touch the face of paintings, however encaustic also known as bees wax paintings cannot be harmed as a result of handling. As a matter of fact, wax paintings are very tactile. The thicker the layers of wax, the more delightful to slide one’s fingers over their surface, mmm, smooth, rich and delightful.
Once Upon a Time is the story of a Bermudian encaustic artist, who woke to discover that she had been running away from the very thing she sought. Not the idyllic view o Bermuda, but a Bermuda tucked away from the travel writers. It is a story of transformative thinking.
Sharon talks about her work with fathers, black men in particular. She speaks about our vision for ourselves and our families, about raising the level of discourse, and painting our story from a position of compassion. Each of us must decide what of value we choose to bring to the proverbial table.To find work that matters, is a gift.To find purpose in work is to feed the soul. This is about fathers, the struggle to become, in spite of. It is the realisation that there is a need to paint our story and to paint it with dignity, with compassion and empathy. Whatever life I have left, I know how I choose to spend it.
Papa and Me is about the power of relationships and the power we have to influence others. It’s about how positive paintings like this one can reawaken deep emotions. They stir us, then they inspire us. They can inspire us to live our humanity.
We can only see what we believe. I am painting to awaken a sense of social awareness and to transform our view. Socialization affects what we see, and how we interpret what is in front of us. I paint to Inspire,Transform and Uplift the human spirit. Note: this video is without sound.