Felicia Touhey

Materials, process and manipulation…

These three elements are the foundation of my work as a printmaker and encaustic painter.  The rich black lines, textures and tactile responses of the printmaking process have inspired me since I first discovered printmaking in college.  I found that I could experiment, playing with the materials and challenging myself in ways that other art mediums did not offer me.

I approach both printmaking and encaustics in a similar manner.  Imagery is created through the development of many layers in an additive and subtractive way.  I find the possibilities for both mediums are endless.  I love the often-unexpected outcomes in each and working them into the final image.

I am inspired by nature – its organic lines, shapes, forms and movements.
Atmospheric changes in color and light and the resulting patterns and shadows they create are a rich source of subject matter for me.