Mirada Fine Art Gallery – WILD

WILD at Mirada File Art Gallery

There is currently a gallery event showing at the Mirada Fine Art Gallery titled “WILD”. The show is running from June 18 through July 10, 2016. The Mirada Fine Art Gallery is considered one of the top 25 galleries in the United States and is located in Indian Hills, Colorado.

The show “WILD” is a celebration of nature and its animal residents. The show presents the work of several artists and their interpretation of what nature’s beauty represents to us through their paintings. A few of the works represent are provided by:

Laurie Justus Pace – “Haunted Mesa”

Jessi West Lundeen – “Light as a Feather”

Daniel McClendon – “Jackrabbit”

Bruce Marion – “Ahawi – Strength”

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There are times when you are looking through magazines or browsing the internet when you see a term that catches your eye that you need to follow up on. That term for me recently was “pyrography”.

The term “pyrography” (pahy-rog-ruh-fee) is the process of burning designs into wood, leather, paper, etc. with a heated tool. Once you know the the definition you get that sudden flashback to your childhood an go ‘OH’ wood burning. There was probably some point in time when you actually had a simple wood burning tool. It probably looked like a soldering iron.

The simpler tools have a solid brass tip which is heated with an electric current. Those tools are still available, but for more advanced artists the tools have variable heat controls and a variety of wire-tips. The darkness of the designs or images are created by the amount of pressure and the amount of time the heated tip is in contact with the wood.


by Sue Walters

For more information and resources you can visit Pyrography Online. At this site you can obtain pyrography designs as well as participate in web forums.


by Nik Moore

I am including two pyrography artist and an example of their works. The first is Sue Walters and her design is “TigerMaller”. To view other works visit her web site at www.suewalters.com. The other artist is Nik Moore. His work is “Miniture Schnauzer on Horse Chestnut”. To view more of his work visit www.nikmoore.co.uk.

If this is an art form that you would like to try then give it a go. You can obtain a basic pyrography tool for about twenty dollars at any craft or hobby store.

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