I'm teaching at Art & Soul-Portland 2018!


I wanted to give you a big HEADS UP about my upcoming 2-day workshop at ART & SOUL/PORTLAND 2018 (that's in OREGON)! The name of the workshop is DYNAMIC SURFACES IN MIXED MEDIA & PIGMENTED WAX. This will take place on Monday and Tuesday, February 12-13. REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 26, 2017, so don't be left behind! I only have room for 10 students in this wildly fun & informative class. And, there is an early bird discount for classes, until June 30! Here is the workshop description:

Have you ever seen a pattern on a sidewalk or a weathered wall that stopped you in your tracks? Or, lines and patterns in beach sand that intrigued you? Employing the powers of “Vision & Touch” with mixed media and pigmented encaustic wax, you will learn how to interpret the beautiful, dynamic surfaces that surround you! Encaustic paint is used in a molten state, and is a VERY tactile medium. After you have learned the basics of working with encaustic, you will create at least 12 small “tacTILE” sample boards (approximately 4” or 5” square panels), using at least a dozen mixed media techniques.
Join me for TEXTURE IMMERSION + mixed media mania! ALL LEVELS are welcome! Register for my workshop at Art & Soul/Portland 2018, don't wait!


What IS Art & Soul, you may be wondering? It's a national-level series of mixed media art retreats & classes, one week in length, that take place in several locations throughout the United States. You can read all about it here:
Portland, Oregon, is one of my FAVORITE cities on the planet to visit. Wondering if Portland is anything like the hit show "Portlandia"? You can bone up on "all things Portland" here:

I am THRILLED to be offering another new workshop, ETHEREAL LANDSCAPES WITH PIGMENTED WAX & OIL-BASED MEDIA, August 5-6, 2017, at ArtWorks in Edmonds, WA. I will be showing you how to create beautiful, "ethereal" minimalist landscapes in small format. An array of essential encaustic techniques will be introduced, along with instruction on combining encaustic (warm, pigmented wax) with oil paint, oil sticks and oil pastels. Think "JMW Turner meets Wolf Kahn"!  If you are not from the area, schedule a couple of days to take in the Seattle sights, and enjoy our little art haven called Edmonds (beaches included!). The class size is limited to 8 students, register here:  http://artworks-edmonds.org/encaustics.html

I am still hosting Encaustic Open Studio sessions and Encaustic Painting Tutoring Sessions at ArtWorks in Edmonds, WA. Please check the ArtWorks calendar!

Where the heck is Edmonds, WA, and what is there to do? There are plenty of beaches, and a FANTASTIC art scene! Read all about it here:



Warm Wax Monoprints workshop on December 10, 2016

Join me in my NEW Encaustic Printmaking class! Just in time for the holidays, no experience required! Learn how to create luminous "instant" monoprints and monotypes, either for yourself or friends and family!
"Warm Wax Monoprints"
Saturday, December 10th
Noon to 4 pm
$85 + $12 materials fee / 1 session
Artworks, Edmonds, WA (just 20 minutes north of Seattle!)



 October 2016

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 Join me for my upcoming workshop
and art retreat at the beautiful
Hacienda Mosaico in April of 2017!

Vision & Touch: Dynamic Surfaces
in Mixed Media and Wax

April 23-29, 2017

Instructor: Lisa JonesMoore, BFA
Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Textures! Colors! Patterns and Shapes! These elements are everywhere, especially in the magnificent country of Mexico. Discover how to combine these rich “ingredients” to create beautiful works of art. Mexico is the land of intriguing old walls, windows, doors, signage and sidewalks. Crumbling, decaying flaking and rusting surfaces abound, combined with vibrant layers of colors and patterns.

Utilizing “photo-strolls”, sketching, mixed media and encaustic wax techniques, learn how to interpret the dynamic surfaces that surround you. We will employ “vision and touch” to create small “TacTILE” sample pieces, using at least a dozen mixed media/warm wax techniques. For your final project, you will design and assemble your beautiful pieces onto a larger substrate, or continue to explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you, in the smaller format. All levels welcome! Beginner to experienced artists. Space is limited for this unique and beautiful art retreat in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.

* Included in the price:
  • Lodging: 6 nights & 7 days in a beautiful double occupancy room, each a unique "work of art".
  • Meals cooked by a personal chef: Sunday evening Welcome Reception, 6 full breakfasts & 5 lunches, plus a Saturday Departure Breakfast.
  • Art Instruction: 5 days (Monday through Friday).
  • Open Studio time: 24/7.
  • Optional trip: to Puerto Vallarta’s open market (El Mercado).
  • Some shared/communal supplies, provided by the instructor. Students are responsible for bringing their most of their own tools and art supplies
  • Pool & grounds: full use of the lovely onsite pool, beautiful gardens and common areas.
  • Privacy! This will be the ONLY group staying at Hacienda Mosaico, for a TRUE retreat experience!
To register, contact Sam Leonard, owner of Hacienda Mosaico: info@haciendamosaico.com , or call her at 908-891-2057 (U.S. number).

Please visit Hacienda Mosaico's website here.

More specific questions about the workshop? Contact me at jonesmoorestudioart@gmail.com

Returning to Oaxaca, Mexico, in late October!

I am "beyond thrilled" to be returning to Oaxaca, Mexico, for Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the dead) festivities in late October. In addition, I will be participating in an intensive art workshop involving night photography, collage and assemblage. I have not been to Oaxaca since 2007, and I still remember the rich sights and sounds during this very moving and sacred Mexican holiday, which really celebrates the "life" of departed loved ones, rather than "death". It is truly a very special time to be in Mexico. I highly recommend this if you have not yet experienced this magnificent celebration.

Working "feverishly" on new work for my upcoming Seattle show, A Sense of Place: Imagined and Transformed

Opening December 1, during the First Thursday Seattle Art Walk, I will be showing new work, along with gallerist and artist Lynn Hanson, at Lynn Hanson Gallery in Pioneer Square. Lynn will be "bringing to life" her feelings and "imaginings" of Swedish culture and folk art, while I (of course!) will be putting forth my deep feelings about and "transformative interpretations"  of Mexico, her culture and people. The show will run through January, 2017. More details to follow!

A "sneak peek" at my new work for  "A Sense of Place", opening December 1 at Lynn Hanson Gallery. This piece is entitled "Cruciform, Angel and Coca Cola", encaustic, metal, found objects, 16x16".

My newest work, titled "Allie Belle as a Young Woman", encaustic, mixed media, assemblage. Currently part of the ICON show at Lynn Hanson Gallery in Seattle, WA, through September 24, 2016.
If you live in the Greater Seattle area, be sure to join me for the ONLY encaustic open studio session around! Held at ArtWorks, in Edmonds, WA. $35 for 4 hours of open studio time, and you bring your supplies and ideas! Dates in 2016: Fridays, October 7 and December 9, from 1-5 pm, (sessions are usually held the first Friday of the month, contact me to confirm as dates do change). Contact me to register: jonesmoorestudioart@gmail.com.

I hope to see you at one of my shows or encaustic open studios, or better yet, in Mexico for my "Vision Touch" workshop in April 2017!


Spring Cleaning in the Studio!

I am spring cleaning my encaustic studio and just uncovered these encaustic monotypes I printed a few months ago! I like where they are "going". I LOVE the cruciform shape, and will continue to explore this (and its various symbolic meanings) in the months to come, both in painting and printmaking.