Linda Virio

Encaustic Painter, Watercolour Painter

“With wax or watercolour I create paintings from images, flowers and objects collected while roaming the farms and forests of my local countryside.” Linda Virio

Linda is a visual artist, inspired by gardens, forests, fields and farms. She works primarily with wax to create encaustic  and watercolour batik paintings, playing with vibrant colour and contrasting textures. Linda works out of her home studio near Bowmanville, Ontario. She also teaches workshops and shows her work locally.

EDUCATION/INSTRUCTION

Semi-Private Instruction, Dale Roberts, Philadelphia 2015

Ongoing Courses & Workshops: Haliburton School of the Arts,

R&F Paints (Kingston NY) & International Encaustic Conferences (Provincetown MA)

Encaustic Instructor Level Training, R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, New York 2013

Bachelor of Adult Education, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario 2002

Textile Engineering Technology, Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario 1974

 

AWARDS/SHOWS

Bucolic, Scugog Council for the Arts, Solo Show 2017

Material Nature, Group Show (as member of CERA) 2017

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival 2015 – 2018

Lake Scugog Studio Tour 2014 – 2019

The Artist Project (as member of CANWax East Group) 2016

Annual Juried Show Eastern Ontario Art Association 2016-2017

Castle Hill Gallery, Truro, Massachusetts, Minimal/Maximal 2015

Annual Juried Shows, Visual Arts Centre, Clarington 2013/ 2014/ 2015

Solo Shows, Municipality of Clarington Administrative Centre 2011/2013/2014/2015

Annual Juried Show, Oshawa Art Association 2014

Award – Best Mixed Media in Show, Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts January 2013

Award – Best Watercolour in Show, Annual Juried Show, Visual Arts Centre, Clarington January 2012

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Encaustic Workshops, Meta4 Gallery 2015 – 2018

Encaustic Workshops, The Painted Tree, Cobourg, Ontario 2013 – 2015

Encaustic, A Gift of Art, Newcastle, Ontario 2013 – 2018

Watercolour Batik, META4 Gallery, Port Perry 2013 – 2018

Encaustic Workshops, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Ontario 2014, 2017

MEMBERSHIPS

Scugog Council for the Arts

Oshawa Art Association

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