Cold Wax Painting is when you mix oil paintings with a medium of natural beeswax, Gamsol and
a small amount of alkyd resin. The term “cold” in Cold Wax Medium and Cold Wax Painting
refers to the fact that heat is not required for working with this medium.
Cold Wax Painting utilizes experimental approaches, including the use of brayers, stencils, and
textural elements such as bubble wrap or wire screens. The possibilities are endless.
Cold Wax Paintings need to be done on a rigid support such as wood or aluminum panels.
Statement about my Cold Wax Paintings
"When I create with Cold Wax Medium (with my oil paints) the layers are put on, scraped off,
scratched through and layered over again. There are transparent layers that give visual depth
into the creation of the painting.
It is the layers of life that intrigue me and this medium helps me move beyond conscious
abstract ideas into a more intuitive and deeper forms of creativity."
"Awakening" 12 x 12 Cold Wax & Oil on Birchwood Board
"Transition" 16 x 16 Cold Wax & Oil on Birchwood Board
"The Door Opens for You" 24 x 24 Oil and Cold Wax on Panel
"Story of a Thousand Years" 24 x 12 Cold Wax & Oil on Wood Panel
"Song to the Moon" 30 x 30 Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas
"Summer's Entrance" 18 x 30 Cold Wax & Oil on Birchwood Board
"Depth of the Soul" 30 x 30 Cold Wax & Oil on Birchwood Board
"The Magic of Love" 30 x 30 Oil and Cold Wax on Panel
Gwen Fox is a renowned international artist known for her abstract expression. She allows the dance of her inner soul to emerge each time she enters her studio. Gwen’s creative spirit is driven through the use of color, texture, movement and line. Her work has been selected for exhibition in the famous Fermoy Art Gallery, Kings Lynn, England, where it hangs along with work by His Royal Highness Prince Philip. In addition Gwen’s work hangs in the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York.
She has been featured in one person shows in Hawaii, England, Washington D.C. and Colorado. Her award winning paintings are held in many public and private collections, including the Center for Creative Leadership, and ITT Industry Systems.
Her paintings have been selected by Austin Cellars of California for the label of their new wine and Designers Showcase for their Artist Series Cards.
Gwen has conducted seminars in both oil and watercolor in England and throughout the United States. She is currently conducting workshops on experimental painting and developing individual creative spirit.
Collectors of Gwen Fox's work
Jen Snyder, Student of Gwen Fox
Art opens images of the world which have been seen by the eyes of the artists soul... creating a new world to love. The layers of life are what intrigue me... how thoughts and actions form our being and shape who we are.
What seems at first glance to be abstract when viewed again are many layers telling a story.
My paintings are reflections of life, each filled with layers of color and texture which reveal ones essence.
-Selected for exhibition in the Fermoy Art Gallery, Kings Lynn, England, to hang along with works by His royal Highness Prince Philip.
-Painting selected by Austin Cellars of California for the label of their new wine.
-Painting selected by Designers Showcase for their Artist Series Cards.
Paintings selected for:
-Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York -Arts Communicational International CD, "The Best of -Contemporary Art" -Rocky Mountain National -Texas Watercolor Society -Alabama Watercolor Society -Poudre Valley Art League National -Colorado Watercolor Society -Taylor Museum, Colorado Springs -National Watermedia V, Vl, Vll, Vlll -Colorado 2000, Colorado Springs fine Art Center -Inclusion in book " Best of Watercolor : Painting Color" -Inclusion in book "Flowers in Watercolor" -Inclusion in book "Who's Who in the West" -Inclusion in book " Who's Who in America"
One Person Shows:
-Hawaii -England -Washington, D. C. -Panama City, Florida -Colorado
-National Security Agency (NSA), Maryland
-Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado -Jefferson National Bank, Tennessee -ITT Industry Systems Division, Colorado -Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center, Colorado -Penrose Cancer Center, Colorado -Premier Health Center, Colorado -Audubon Cancer Center, Colorado
Mary Martin Gallery I is located on 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303
Mary Martin Gallery II is located on 122 Market Street in Charleston, SC 29401 843-640-3324
Mary Martin Galleries have been selected as the best galleries in South Carolina for nine years in a row and in the top 25 in the nation, Also, selected as the best gallery by several local publications.