Kimberli Werner's hand touching an abstract painting, with other paintings scattered around the table, and seven paint bottles in the foreground.

An Opening

I can't believe it's already been almost four years since I started playing around with encaustic wax, collage, and paint. It took me another 2 years to gather up the courage to put some of my new work 'out there', on social media for others to see. And, here we are two more years gone and I now have a website, have entered a few exhibitions, and am ready to start showing more of my new work. 

Some of you might remember my last incarnation as a paper-cutter, making greetings cards and artwork under the business name, The Red Corvid. (don't google it looking for my old website, as it isn't there. Someone bought the name and is now using it for their own business, totally unrelated to what I did). But, here's a little photo of my best selling card:

Papercut greeting cards with black crows

There came a point, making those paper-cuts, where it didn't feel like a good fit anymore. It was too controlled, too clean, too precise. I felt like I had moved on, but they hadn't. So, I started playing with encaustic wax, collage, and paints. I took a few workshops and online courses and felt challenged and freer and creative again. This also helped me to make the decision to close the paper-cut business and move on. 

Kimberli Werner's hand touching an abstract painting made with red, orange, blue, and turquoise paints.

So, now what? Well, I am not exactly sure what this next incarnation will look like. As of now, I will exhibit my originals in exhibitions, and sell originals on my website. I will have a newsletter, you can sign up here. I will also try to blog with my painting process, macro-photography, products I offer, and finished paintings. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

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