Adrienne Herbert

Mixed media piece of an old car in tall decay

Exhibit Dates

November 9 – December 22, 2023

SMAC Gallery

509 W Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258
(Mailing address: PO Box 55)


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Virtual Opportunities

Featuring Encaustic Paintings

Adrienne received SMAC Quick Support for Artists grants in 2022 & 2023.


About the Artist

An Illinois native, Adrienne has lived in various places in the United States and Canada. Always drawn to water, much of her time has been spent in Florida near the Gulf Coast, in Canada near the Lake of the Woods, and now in Minnesota. In all places nature and people have been the primary sources of inspiration. Hiking in the woods or along a beach, she always has a camera in her hand. She captures her subjects to savor the memories of the experience and also to paint them. She is an oil painter and printmaker, and loves exploring techniques and tools. In recent years Encaustics has been the primary focus of her work, learning the versatility of this ancient medium.
About the Medium

Encaustic paintings are painted with hot beeswax mixed with Damar resin, a tree sap. Each layer of wax is fused with a heat gun or a torch into the layer beneath it. The word “encaustic” comes from a Greek word, enkaustikos, meaning “to burn in”. It is an ancient medium, having been used to paint funerary portraits more than 2,000 years ago.

With care, these encaustic paintings will last for generations. Buff with a clean, soft cloth. Avoid direct sunlight, and protect from extreme heat or cold. The best temperature will be between 40-100 degrees.

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