Tuesday, August 19, 2014


One of the joys of spending a week at #Encuasticamp is the day we venture and explore the art seen in Seattle.  This year was exception.  We were charmed by the lovely and talented encaustic artist Willow  Bader.  We really lucked out as she had a "give away" sale of some of her works…. many, many visitors walked away happily smiling with a purchase in hand.
Willow, in her studio explain her work and technique

she works larger than life, therefor needing not one or two, but three pallets to work from

she works right on the pallet mixing paint an encaustic medium  (I was drilling over the flow of color on her pallets)

there's a two inch space between pallet and wall to catch the drippings (the intermix of color, brushes and scrapers was intoxicating)

a true artists uniform = uniqueness 

a work for sale ! her work is so vibrate and alive!

working directly on the canvas that has been mounted on the wall with french brackets. she puts her whole heart and soul into her work 

fusing the paint was another dance of sorts

nothing is wasted! charming birds sculpted from wax scrapings  are muses on a cocktail setting

another work ready to sell, it's all about the love of life and enjoy the moments

Paintings of People in motion, dancing, making music, celebrating life.

a photo of Willow's  totally charming husband, the writer Robert Fulghum and one of her fabulous paintings

The Fulghum's Dancing the Tango, a passion for both and a major subject for Willows art
I know I speak for all who had the opportunity to visit this wonderful artist, we all came away breathy, with excitement and ready to challenge ourselves to another level of intensity.  Thank you Willow Bader for allowing us into your studio for a brief moment to share your knowledge with us. To know more about Willow Bader go to http://willowbader.com  To find out more about her charming husband go to http://robertfulghum.com


  1. It was a real treat to meet her and watch her paint. Thanks for the great post

  2. BETTI, these are amazing works of art! I would have loved to see them in person.