You may recognize the building better from the sign than from the name. Gallery 135 in the Pearl District is the one with the neon sign that instead of saying open or closed says working or playing, and next month I’ll be doing both there!

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Gallery 135, 135 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209

[Images above – left: Sing After the Storm, 30 x 30 in. by Linda Robertson, encaustic; right: Nature and Grace, by Fred Swan. 24 x 24 in., encaustic]

I’m excited to show new work with my talented friend Fred Swan in a show we call Healing Nature.  I hope you’ll join us for the opening reception on September 1 from 6 to 9 PM. Since it will be first Thursday there will be many excellent openings surrounding us including two of my favorites, Basic Space and Froelick Gallery so I hope you’ll check those out as well.

invisible forces-sm[Image at right: Invisible Forces, 12 x 9 in. by Linda Robertson, encaustic]

In discussing the show Fred and I knew that our love of nature would also bring together our work visually. Here’s what we’ve written to go with the show:

When the challenges of life overshadow the joys, connecting with the beauty of nature is often a treasured remedy. Experiencing the sights, sounds, textures, and scents that surround us can make us feel relaxed, centered, and can boost our immune systems. We don’t need to go anywhere special to experience the healing powers of nature. Take a moment to enjoy the fragrance of a flower, the feeling of wind on your skin, the sight of clouds overhead. At night the universe is waiting outside our doors. Just as nature heals us, we need to return the favor by protecting this gift. As you connect with the beauty around you please consider what you can do to preserve it. What action can you take today?

I hope you’ll join us at the opening reception for cools drinks, lively conversation and great art.


Linda Robertson is the author of the Embracing Encaustic Book series and she offers live encaustic workshops in her Portland, Oregon studio as well as online encaustic classes.


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