Raised in upstate New York, artist Dale Roberts has fond childhood memories of fishing, building forts and exploring the rural area in which he lived. His early attention to the world around him has never ceased. Dale’s exquisite work with encaustic painting reflects a careful attention to detail in his everyday life, whether he is out running near his Pennsylvania home, or traveling abroad. Dale first learned about encaustic painting at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta, New York, and found that this ancient medium helped him capture a unique perspective. He is fascinated by the weathering and corrosion of subjects, and the possibility of embodying impermanence in art. Join our conversation with one of Portland Art Gallery’s newest artists, Dale Roberts, today on Radio Maine.
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