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About the Artist

Joy Hagen (Kirkland) is surrounded by a forest of significant trees and woodland paths in her own backyard. Her encaustic paintings often reflect upon the subtle interplay of light and shadow with terrain. Joy utilizes salvaged HDL plywood in creating her woodland landscapes. Bees wax and wood are products of the forest that, for Joy, provide the complexities of emotion inherent in their use, and in the process…the forester’s daughter is revealed. Joy’s work can be found at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, EAFA Gallery at Seattle Design Center, Swedish Medical Group Permanent Collections, and Kenmore City Hall.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.