I am and Edmonton-based artist and writer and an active member of the local creative communities. Over the years, I have worked in many diverse visual media, including encaustic, acrylic, ink, printmaking, photography, and claywork. I write in both a professional and creative capacity and have two published chapbooks of poetry.
I currently specialize in encaustic painting and enjoy finding ways to incorporate a wide array of media into my pieces. Dry organic materials, metals and vibrant pigments often find a home among the many layers of wax. The unique properties of encaustic allow me to create unusual textures and colour layering that would not be possible with any other kind of paint. I take joy in experimenting with new methods, and continue to push the limits of the materials available to me.
To find out more about my work, please visit my website www.nicolepakan.ca
During the Art Walk I will be set up in front of Ten Thousand Villages at 10432 - 82 avenue, from 10am-5pm, July 8-10. Come say hello and check out my art in person!