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Painter talks about personal journey


Forty-three works by painter, printmaker and mixed media artist Marc Schimsky, are on exhibit at the Touchstone Gallery, 11 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, through Jan. 27.

Schimsky will give a talk at 4 p.m. Jan. 12, on the meaning of his work and demonstrate his technique of using cold wax medium and oil paint.

Schimsky enjoys the intuitive and improvisational aspects of abstraction. The majority of his paintings are done with oil paint that is mixed with a cold wax medium. The cold wax medium enables him to scratch and gouge into the layers of color on the surface of his work.

The scratching, scraping and gouging enables him to produce edges and shapes that are jagged and uneven. This way of working is very conducive for his primarily expressionistic style of painting.

Like an archaeologist, Schimsky digs down into layers of color and texture to reveal new expressive forms that will communicate an idea or theme involving his personal memories and life experiences.

Schimsky holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in art education from the State University College at Buffalo.

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