‘If you choose to make, you must be responsible to educate as well.’
Artist, Author, Instructor, EncaustiCamp and EncaustiKits creator, Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch has a passion for inspiring others-to lead them to know and proclaim ‘I can do that!’-as she did herself over two decades ago.
Her love for the medium of encaustic translates into her teaching, and students benefit from a passionate, engaging experience filled with all the knowledge Patricia has acquired and developed in her forage into this rich and diverse medium.
Patricia has been an educator, and specifically an encaustic educator, for more than twenty years. Her instructional work spans five continents, four highly successful books and two DVDs. In 2010 she created EncaustiCamp, an annual week long encaustic experience for artists with all levels of encaustic experience. In 2013 she began EncaustiCamp International, a similar experience held in various locations around the world.
In order to reach a wider audience, and in order to more deeply instill her core belief that encaustic is a dynamic, inclusive medium available to all, she created a product line of kits designed to introduce encaustic painting to art educators as well as to open the medium to the craft market, where much of the art and creative force begins. As an instructor for Enkaustikos, she has created her own color line of paint.
Since 2015, with a move back to the states from her two year teaching abroad in Australia, New Zealand and Bali, Patricia conducts pbsartistOpenStudio events with national visiting guest instructors at her home in Lexington, KY as well as her own bi-annual encaustic retreats.
In addition, Patricia and her husband John welcome guests to their Lexington, Kentucky home where they enjoy hosting Airbnb travelers and visitors to this culturally rich southeastern heritage city.
Patricia exhibits her encaustic in galleries throughout the world. As well, her reemerging works on paper as well as oil on canvas are available in galleries throughout the southeast, northwest and midwest.
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In my current work I find myself striving to reintroduce color and use it in a sophisticated, understated, elementary way after several years of a strictly earth-toned palette.
This desire for color speaks to the influence and adoring love of our new 1880 Victorian home in the NoLi district of Lexington. The vibrancy and integrity of this urban area have captured my soul.
As well, my own hearts-desire to explore the memories of places visited in the last decade of travel bespeaks the introduction of small pockets of color. With this color and gentle rhythm I hope to speak back to a way of life and exploration that enriches and expands every day living in whole new ways~
Through my art this emotional desire for expression emerges via the tools of simplicity, poignant color and intentional mark.
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