The beauty and simplicity of Queen Anne's Lace adorns this evocative painting. The background is made up of a variety of vintage ephemeral materials including old book pages, maps, letters and more. They quietly peek out in sections of the painting and are completely obscured in other areas. This painting includes natural mica flakes and gold iridescent highlights. It is on a cradled birch wood panel with black sides.

- Shannon Amidon

The Queen

Encaustic artwork on wood
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x .5" d
1 lbs. 5 oz.



Shannon Amidon
Portland, Oregon

Getting to Know Shannon

Shannon Amidon is an artist based in Portland, Oregon whose artwork is made with encaustic (molten beeswax) and collaged vintage paper. She uses materials that evoke a sense of nostalgia, such as old letters, maps, book pages, and report cards, which she finds at antique stores or estate sales. By repurposing ephemeral materials, she gives each piece a history beyond itself, and adds to the personal nature of the art. She also makes her own eco-friendly encaustic and oils. “The environment is very important to me, so I use natural earth pigments,” says Shannon. Her love of nature comes across in the motifs she selects, hinting at both the wonder and delicacy of the cycle of life.