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Sylvia Torres

Sylvia Torres

Painter/Encaustic Artist

Portrait by Donna Granata - 2011               

Sylvia Torres

Her artist-grandfather was really stern. He knew all the rules about art and wanted to be sure little Sylvia understood them. Consequently she stayed away from art until an understanding and gifted educator gave her permission to embrace her own feelings about ART! Did she then pursue this avenue of exploration? Well, no. Life intervened. Marriage.  Motherhood.  Making a living. But always in her thoughts was the notion that she needed to be an artist. Enter Hiroko Yoshimoto who taught Sylvia a lot of what she needed to know and encouraged her to find her own vision. Encaustic, that ancient medium of beeswax and resin, set her free. It is an art form that at once requires strict adherence to rules (maybe Grandpa was right), yet involves all the senses. Sylvia Torres is a very contemporary artist at home with an ancient process.

Sylvia Torres' documentation took place in 2010 and was sponsored by Meg & Jim Easton.  The FOTM Archive contains extensive information about this artist. To learn more about Sylvia Torres, visit her website at SylviaTorres.com.