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About Shary
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Shary Bartlett is a Canadian artist living in Vancouver, Canada. Her mixed media body of work includes encaustic, acrylic, fibre arts, prints, sculptural assemblage, collage and altered photographs. Shary's work has been included in juried exhibitions in the US, Canada, and Europe, winning International Encaustic Artist’s Award of Excellence and the Encaustic Art Institute’s Juror’s Award. Public commissions are on display at the Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Foundation. Her work is held in private collections in Canada and the US and in the Museum of Encaustic Art’s Permanent Collection.


She teaches art workshops globally and has been a long-time fine arts instructor Capilano University, Red Deer College and Langara College. Shary teaches as part of the internationally acclaimed online encaustic Masterclass, Painting with Fire, featuring 28 of the world’s top encaustic instructors. Nominated for the International Encaustic Artist’s La Vendeenne Award for Education, Shary has been recognized for teaching excellence. She offers a variety of inspiring in-person and online instructional classes.

Her encaustic mixed media art and techniques are highlighted in the books, Encaustic Art in the 21st Century, and Encaustic Revelation. Her personally-curated encaustic wax pigment sets created with Enkaustikos Paints are sold internationally.

With a Master's degree from Carleton University in Canadian Studies and Art History, Shary studied at Emily Carr University, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, Langara College, Universite Laval and the Universite Paul Valery. She's a creative writing graduate of Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio. Shary served as Social Media Director on the Board of International Encaustic Artists and is Co-founder and former Chair of CanWaxWest.


You can view Shary’s work and classes at: (online classes) (Painting with Fire Encaustic Masterclass)


Curriculum vitae available upon request.

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