Cindy Walton is Artist-In-Residence at Ghost Ranch, N.M.

The nationally recognized Asheville contemporary fine artist instructs emerging artists from across the U.S. in cold wax medium and technique Sept. 30-Oct. 6.
Artist Cindy Walton
Artist Cindy Walton
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. - Sept. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Emerging artists from across the U.S. will explore the diversity of the cold wax medium with abstractionist Cindy Walton. She teaches “Abstraction and Cold Wax Techniques,” ( Sept. 30-Oct. 6, at the prestigious Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

About the Artist

This year is Walton’s second as an artist-in-residence at Ghost Ranch. Her workshops for professional artists are consistently sold out and demand for her works continues to increase.

Compared favorably to mid-20th century Colorist Hans Hoffman in a 2011 exhibit at Asheville Museum of Art, Walton is known for her versatility in medium and mood. Since 2010, she has predominantly worked in the cold wax medium – consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture. The resulting layered, textured palettes have captured the attention of discerning collectors in the U.S. and abroad.

Recently, Walton’s “Windswept” (2013), in oil and cold wax on panel, was chosen as one of only 49 artists whose work will show during the third annual juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition in Santa Fe, N.M. Oct. 5-Nov. 3. A member of the juried National Association of Women Artists, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.

About “Abstraction and Cold Wax”

As the exciting cold wax medium gains popularity, it opens doors for painters to explore new vistas and bring a fresh eye to artist vision. The cold-wax medium lends itself to experimentation with non-traditional tools to achieve texture and finishes similar to encaustic, but without the fumes and heat.

Attending artists in “Abstration and Cold Wax” ( will explore the diversity of the medium, which can be used with oil paints, pigment sticks, and powdered pigments.

“Cold wax offers opportunities to develop complexity through layers of introspective and emotional interpretations,” says Walton. “The medium has totally changed the way I approach painting.”

For more information on Cindy Walton and upcoming events including the Ghost Ranch, N.M. residency, visit
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