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Ezshwan Winding
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

About the Artist

Ezshwan Winding has been a visual artist for 60 years. Her art education has been intense and varied. She has been living, working and teaching in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for the last ten years.

Ezshwan strives to make art that touches people's hearts, either abstract or figurative, and that has spiritual meaning for her. Through her art, she hopes to connect with others with the beauty of harmony, color, form and energy. Quiet introspection often gives her a starting point on an image. Then comes the application of many layers of a mixture of molten beeswax, tree resin and colored…

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About the Artist

Ezshwan Winding has been a visual artist for 60 years. Her art education has been intense and varied. She has been living, working and teaching in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for the last ten years.

Ezshwan strives to make art that touches people’s hearts, either abstract or figurative, and that has spiritual meaning for her. Through her art, she hopes to connect with others with the beauty of harmony, color, form and energy. Quiet introspection often gives her a starting point on an image. Then comes the application of many layers of a mixture of molten beeswax, tree resin and colored pigments; each new layer is heat fused into the existing layer with a butane torch. At times she draws or paints on the layers and then scrapes and rebuilds the facade. Ezshwan says, "This action is much like analyzing a dream." Layer after layer is applied, scraped, incised, fused and marked to allow the truth of the piece to speak. The revealed layers whisper their subtle messages. Never having complete control of the encaustic process, she allows her subconscious to take over so that the work may transform beyond the mundane and predictable. Like jazz, there are improvisations that can take work to a deeper, more subconscious state that can be meditative and musical.

Ezshwan says, "The fluidity of encaustic is challenging, exhilarating and inspiring and exciting." this make a painting that can be looked into as well as looked at. The layered luminosity is appealingly tactile in the original work, allowing the viewer to stoke and caress the surface, discovering the sensual experience of encaustic.

Ezshwan has worked in almost every medium including oil,acrylic, sculpture, and printmaking, but has concentrated on painting in encaustic for the last 14 years.

Her worked has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally and is in both private and corporate collections.

Artist’s Work

Sunset 15
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Sunset

By Ezshwan Winding

With arms wide open 6
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With Arms Wide Open #6

By Ezshwan Winding

Mysterious layers 2
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Mysterious Layers

By Ezshwan Winding

Inner guidance
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Inner Guidance

By Ezshwan Winding

Sould song
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Soul song

By Ezshwan Winding

With arms wide open
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With Arms Wide Open

By Ezshwan Winding

The open door
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The Open Door

By Ezshwan Winding

The nest
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The Nest

By Ezshwan Winding

Peace 3
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Peace

By Ezshwan Winding

The snake charmer
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The Snake Charmer

By Ezshwan Winding

Searching consciousness
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Searching Consciousness

By Ezshwan Winding

Monarchs in mexico
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Monarchs in Mexico

By Ezshwan Winding

Unstoppable movement
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Unstoppable Movement

By Ezshwan Winding

The return of the bees
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The Return of the Bees

By Ezshwan Winding

Breaking out of the box
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Breaking Out of the Box

By Ezshwan Winding

Shadow of an angel
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Shadow of an Angel

By Ezshwan Winding

Metamorphosis 3 2
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Metamorphosis #3

By Ezshwan Winding

The necklace
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The Necklace

By Ezshwan Winding

Stormy waters
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Stormy Waters

By Ezshwan Winding

The pepper tree
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The Pepper Tree

By Ezshwan Winding

With arms wide open 2
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With Arms Wide Open #2

By Ezshwan Winding

The long and winding road
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The Long and Winding Road

By Ezshwan Winding

Old lace
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Old Lace

By Ezshwan Winding

Leaving the past behind
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Leaving the Past Behind

By Ezshwan Winding

Falling leaves
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Falling Leaves

By Ezshwan Winding

Embrace of light
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Embrace of Light

By Ezshwan Winding

Almost home
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Almost Home

By Ezshwan Winding

Whispers of awareness
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Whispers of Awareness

By Ezshwan Winding

With arms wide open 3
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With Arms Wide Open #3

By Ezshwan Winding

Receiving
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Receiving

By Ezshwan Winding

Fiesta
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Fiesta

By Ezshwan Winding

Energy burst
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Energy Burst

By Ezshwan Winding

Blowing in the wind 4
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Blowing In The Wind

By Ezshwan Winding

Structure and growth
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Structure and Growth

By Ezshwan Winding

Selected Exhibitions

  • OMO Gallery
    San Miguel de Allende, MX, 2013
  • Galerie One
    San Miguel de Allende, MX, 2012
  • Pergola Gallery
    San Miguel de Allende, MX, 2010
  • Galeria 6
    Pozos, MX., 2008
  • Sol y Luna Gallery
    Puerta Vallarta, MX, 2006

Press and Accolades

  • Atention de San Miguel
    March, 9, 2014
  • House and Garden Magazine
    June, 1999
  • Chicago Tribune
    Feb. 1989

Education

  • UCLA, printmaking
    Los Angles , CA,1977 
  • Art Insititute of Chicago, sculpture, wood, metal and stone
    Chicago, Ill.,1966 
  • University of Illinois , painting and ad design
    Urbana, Ill.,1955