“I explore nature’s vastness, simplicity, and fragility. These elements emit aesthetic sensations of harmony, expressions of timelessness, and feelings of inspiration that transcend space and time. The imagery of my work does not accurately represent nature; rather, I try to unveil an abstraction of its character to raise awareness for the preservation of our world.”
My MetalScape paintings represent a dialogue between nature’s expansiveness and its awe-inspiring simplicity. Color and composition are reduced to a minimalist stillness so that form becomes the focus. The imagery of these paintings does not accurately represent nature; rather, they unveil an abstraction of its character, capturing infinite variations of ethereal beauty. To learn more, see MetalScape,108 video on my website. My recent work entitled, Lyre draws attention to the acidification of coral reefs in our warmed oceans. Lyre, a harp shaped coral is the inspiration for these paintings.
Charyl Weissbach received a BFA in painting and the history of art from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Design from Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. Her studio/gallery is located in Boston’s SoWa Artist’s District where she regularly participates in First Fridays, SoWa Sundays, and Open Studio events. She is a charter member of the SoWa Artist’s Guild, New England Wax and United South End Artists.
Her artwork is in many private and corporate collections, including Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Children’s Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, NovaCare, National Development, and Oracle Corporations. She has been a frequent presenter at the International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA. She was co-founder, co-curator, presenter and exhibiting artist of seven exhibitions for “The Luminous Landscape”, an international conceptual group initiative that explored the diversity of nature in the context of encaustic painting. Presently, she is co-founder, exhibiting artist, and presenter of the Elemental Artists Collective, an artist group formed in 2011, with the purpose of exhibiting artwork that informs and restores balance and sustainability to our endangered world. In 2021, Elemental completed its seventh thematic exhibit and is enthusiastically pursuing more venues.
Weissbach’s paintings are featured in Encaustic Works 2012: A Biennial Exhibition in Print, 100 Artists of New England, Boston Magazine’s Design Home, and Encaustic in the Twenty-First Century. She exhibits within galleries and museums throughout New England.