Bridgette Meinhold moved to Park City and quickly fell in love with the area, as well as her now-husband. Her encaustic, moody and layered artwork came later. Although Meinhold left for California to pursue a Masters of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, shortly afterwards she moved back to Park City and began working for an environmental consultant agency.
Soon after moving back to the mountains, and eager to express her artistic talent, Bridgette Meinhold found the encaustic process and began producing stunning, inspired works from inside a recycled shipping container turned art studio. Her art is equal parts adventure, experiment, release, and retrospection. With Meinhold, each day is an adventure to find new worlds and experience new sensations. Her husband works with reclaimed wood to fashion frames for many of Meinhold’s beautiful encaustic creations.
BRIDGETTE MEINHOLD ARTIST STATEMENT
I work largely with encaustic, milk paint, pencil, oil and watercolor. I draw inspiration from drifting clouds, mountains, trees, the atmosphere, and inclement weather. Encaustic acts the part of the atmosphere, creating depth, space and even time in which to create my ethereal landscapes. I work from memory and my own photographs and use encaustic as a way to capture and preserve those moments. And just like my memory, the re-creation is not picture perfect – it is hazy, saturated, and highlighted in the way that I can best recall.
RECENT SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition | Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos, NM | 2013
FIVE Group Show | Gallery Mar, Park City, UT | 2013
Atmospheric Intentions Show | Gallery Mar, Park City, UT | 2013
Affordable Art Fair Seattle | Gallery Mar, Seattle, WA | 2012
My Favorite Place Group Exhibition | Gallery Mar, Park City, UT | 2012
Plein Air Artist | Wasatch Plein Air Paradise Festival, Midway Heritage Association, Midway, UT | 2012
Plein Air Artist for Annual Members Golf Tournament | Glenwild Country Club, Park City, UT | 2012
Teacher’s Assistant for Shawna Moore Encaustic & Pigment Stick Workshop | Spiro Arts Center, Park City, UT | 2012
Kimball Art Center Members Pin Up Show | Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT | 2011
Plein Air Artist for Savor the Summit | Bill White Restaurant Group, Park City, UT | 2011
Local Utah Encaustic Artists Show | Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT | 2011
Locals December Show | Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT | 2009
The Human Form Exhibition for Spiro Arts Life Drawing Group | Spiro Arts, Park City, UT | 2009
Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World
Author, Book Published under W.W. Norton March 2013