Art Blog

An Early Wake Up: Good Morning Arizona Features New Gallery August 21 2015, 0 Comments

Grabbed a quick coffee this morning to open up the new gallery space for the news team.  Gotta to love it when I say, "It's not officially open, let's do this another time…" and they say, they love previews!

We are installing lights and a few other items on the checklist before we open, which is set for September 1st.  Check updates at

So, in the spirit of saying, Yes to opportunities that serve and No to those time-chasers that distract, here is the video from Good Morning Arizona: 3TV | Artist, Roxanne Vise at new Cave Creek Gallery

That Was Fast! February 09 2013, 0 Comments

Water World, the large encaustic piece that I just finished and hung at the Celebration of Fine Art show is... sold!  I am so grateful and thank God for it!  I'll start working on the next piece of the same size (24 x 80)  maybe it will be a vertical piece - don't know yet, but I'll keep you posted!

Want one?  If so, YOU get to pick the colors and if it's vertical or not - that would be fun!

Water World - New Encaustic February 03 2013, 2 Comments

I finished this large encaustic, Water World, on Wednesday and hung it at Celebration of Fine Art on Thursday.  

It's 24"h x 80"w and framed in a floater frame - so much fun to do this size!


Water World, encaustic painting

New Encaustics - In the Studio January 19 2013, 0 Comments

New encaustic works in progress... lined up on tables in the studio (other works on the walls are my acrylics).

These each have several coats of encaustic gesso , then two layers of beeswax and resin, and now... I'm ready to paint!

As each one is completed, I'll post it here and on my Facebook Page.  

Then they'll go on to my space at the Celebration of Fine Art.

I'd  love to hear your thoughts and comments on them!  



Celebration of Fine Art... begins! January 15 2013, 2 Comments

Here are photos of my space at Celebration of Fine Art - during set-up and after the sawdust cleared.

The show goes from January 12th through March 24th, open every day.

Be sure to check it out if you're in town (click link for directions)  - there is an amazing concentration of wonderful artists!



Setting up my space at Celebration of Fine Art


Celebration of Fine Art space

Ready for the show!

Water Painting Floats Off to the Mountains October 04 2012, 0 Comments

It's not often that you find deep water in the mountains...  but, if that Deep Water is a painting... well, anything can happen!

I began this hot wax water series mid-summer in Arizona - when I was dreaming of the California coast, scuba diving experiences, one of 17.

I've enjoyed becoming lost in this painting each time I began to thirst for that deep water feeling and was thrilled that Gussie connected to that same experience when she and her husband chose this painting for their home in Colorado.


Deep Water
7"h x 7" w
beeswax, resin, pigment on maple board
I remember what a struggle it was to set up a studio space to start painting, this article, Practical Guide to Setting Up an Art Studio at Home, may help get you closer to your own space to create.

Was it a good read?  Come back here and let me know!

Venetian Dragon - New Painting July 07 2012, 0 Comments

Dreams of Venice - or - Venetian Dragon, either way I name it, the colors of this painting remind me of the gilded art, architecture, fashion and language of all things Venice.

Was a fun stretch for me, using gold and Golden's interference colors to create this dragonfly in simple composition.

Just added to my site portfolio - wings series:


Progress on the Poppies July 04 2012, 0 Comments

Happy Fourth of July!

Here's an update of my poppy painting - started here - still working.  

It's hard to tell from these pictures, but the paint is thick swirls for the black and red.  

Starting to fuss - time to put it aside for a few days...


Thoughts?  Comments?


Poppies In Progress - Painting June 27 2012, 0 Comments

"I don't do poppies."  I said to them, these new fans of my work.  Once said, that statement began to fester and refused to go away - so, I begin - a new painting and a new subject, flowers... poppies.

Just to do it and get it out there, to try something new to me - done everywhere, but never before in my studio.

So, here goes, I'll show you a few snaps and bring you on the journey:


Poppies in progress


Launched with a little word rhythm too.. why not?



Scarlet poppy red, orange

Bobbing head thrust in view,

In full sun they wave and bend

As if each flower and petal new.

No care, no stress, simply beauty bright

Rising out of whiskered pods

When glint of sun is gone, and night

Each, barely held high on bending rods.

Why then is the artist pulled to paint

To encase the vibrant life within

Repeat the beauty, each his own

Splash it here, and there, jump in.

Roll and play, and then again

As if in fields alone that day

Wandering, touching, reeling in

Inviting life, all else at bay.

-- Roxanne Vise