Shary considers how artists are like alchemists - taking ordinary materials like beeswax, tree resin and pigment and transforming them into art - making manifest human experience into a "gold." She outlines her techniques and tips on painting alcohol ink on encaustic.
Shary's encaustic sculptures are featured in this newly released large format photographic book. Richard Frumess, founder of R & F Handmade Paints, has high praise in his testimonial:
"The work of some of the finest practitioners of contemporary encaustic demonstrates how this versatile medium has evolved as a cross-disciplinary collaborator with every sphere of visual arts…" It’s a book that belongs on every art-lover’s coffee table!"
Forward and essay by Kim Bernard and Ellen Koment. Schiffer Publishing
Learn Shary's encaustic fibre arts techniques, and those of a talented array of Encausticamp instructors working in a variety of mediums in Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s book, Encaustic Revelation: Cutting-Edge Techniques from the Masters of Encausticamp. North Light Books Technique Feature
Shary Bartlett is featured in the Vancouver Guardian Weekly Magazine's "Day in the Life."
Step into Shary's life as an encaustic artist through this interview where Shary's talks about her passion for her artform, where to find her, and what she is currently working on.
Shary was commissioned by The TELUS Health Brain Project to work with the Rick Hansen Foundation to interpret and render a sculpture of Iconic Canadian, Rick Hansen’s brain.
The Brain Project is a large-scale, outdoor exhibit that brings health, art and imagination to the streets of Toronto. The Brain Project encourages public conversation about brain health and Alzheimer’s and raises funds for the Baycrest Foundation, a global leader in brain health and aging.