Portfolio > 2-D Shaped Paintings

Many of these sculptural paintings were inspired by specific landscapes and water forms. I began creating shaped substrates in 2006, when I received the gift of a scroll saw. The wood panels of the works are shaped in one or multiple segments. Surfaces painted with encaustic are smooth and molten in appearance. Acrylic pieces show brush strokes.

I have received awards for Copper Falls, Sierra High and Cherry Creek.

Abstract shaped painting with wavy pattern
Encaustic on 2 shaped panels
18.5" x 20.5" x 1"
Abstract pattern encaustic painting on shaped panel
Encaustic on shaped panel
16 ¾” x 15 ½” x 1
Abstract pattern encaustic painting on shaped panel
Encaustic on shaped panel
19” x 18.5” x 1” as installed
Abstract pattern encaustic painting on shaped panel
Encaustic on shaped panel
20-3/8" x 16-1/2" x 1"
Abstract pattern encaustic painting on shaped panel
Encaustic on shaped panel
19" x 18.5" x 1"
Abstract sculptural painting in acrylic by Shelley Gilchrist
Acrylic on 2 shaped panels
27" x 10" x 1" each
Abstract sculptural painting in acrylic by Shelley Gilchrist
Acrylic on shaped panel
31.5" x 10" x 1"
abstract encaustic painting of colorful ocean waves
Encaustic on shaped panel
15" x 23" x 1"
Abstract sculptural painting in spiral shape, encaustic, by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panel
28" x 29 1/2" x 3/4"
Abstract sculptural painting about willow trees in encaustic by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on 3 shaped panels
30" x 8.5" x 1" each
Abstract sculptural painting, encaustic paint, seashell
Encaustic on shaped panel
20-1/4" x 21-1/2" x 1"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of ocean eddy in spiral shape by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panel
23 1/2" x 23 1/2" x 1"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of Big Sur landscape by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panel
14-1/2" x 36" x 3/4"

Saturnalia

(detail of installation)
Encaustic on shaped panel
13" diameter x 1"
abstract sculpture of stars
Encaustic on shaped panels
11" - 17" diam. x 1"
Abstract sculptural painting, encaustic paint
Encaustic on panel
17" diameter x 1"
Abstract sculptural painting, encaustic paint
Encaustic on shaped panel
15" diameter x 1"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting inspired by sea shells by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on 4 shaped panels
16" x 38 1/2" x 1" (as installed)
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of waterfall by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped cradled panel
43" x 16" x 1-1/4"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of Upper Gauley River rapids by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panels
26" x 32" x 3/4" (installed)
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of sea waves by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on 5 shaped panels
42" (h) x 59" x 3/4"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting using colorful crescent moon shapes by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panel
28" diam. x 1-1/4"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of Sierra mountains by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panels
29" x 35" x 3/4"
Abstract encaustic sculptural paintings of twin waterfalls by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on 2 shaped cradled panels
33" x 22-1/2" x 1-1/4"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of a reflected landscape Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on 2 shaped panels
12" x 35" x 3/4"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of waves on Lake Michigan by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panels
27" x 34" x 3/4"
Abstract sculptural painting in encaustic
Encaustic on shaped panel
23-1/2" x 32-1/2" x 1-1/2"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of colorful rugged landscape by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on 4 shaped panels
26" (h) x 31" x 3/4"
Abstract encaustic sculptural painting of Upper Tuolumne River (Cherry Creek) rapids by Shelley Gilchrist
Encaustic on shaped panels
18" x 19" x 3/4"