Sunday, September 11, 2011


I feel like San Francisco had record days of fog this summer. For me that means I got to paint extended hours in the greenhouse studio with out over heating. I have never been happier, working into the afternoon hours, and having plenty of time to work on the FALL LINE UP!!!

Opening September 30, 2011

Thea Schrack and Robin Denevan

Julie Nester Gallery

This is a new body of work, that I'm calling "time rushing by", 2x4 feet, panoramic, that I so love, all with a water theme. The meeting of photography and encaustic paint in an abstract manner, the ambiguity, so like life.

October 15, 2011

Art From Within Bernal Heights

Inclusion Gallery

I will NOT be showing at Hunters Point Open Studios (so don't miss the Bernal show above) October 29th and 30th. As always, many other fine studios will be open so please attend.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Art Santa Fe

My work will be represented at Art Santa Fe July 7-10, 2011 with Linda Fairchild Contemporary Art.
Wish I was going along with all the art!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Camera Pudding

I hate to admit how fun camera apps are, they make us see things a little differently, and thats a good thing, right?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

artMRKT San Francisco May 19-22

San Francisco is hosting 3 art fairs in May. This new work, along with a number of encaustic paintings will be represented at artMRKT with Linda Fairchild Contemporary Art, booth #221. If your interested in going to all the venues here is the low down on each fair at SquareCylinder. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dear Subscribers

Apologies for that last random email of old posts, I have no idea why it was sent, I did nothing and if you feel the need to unsubscribe I wont take it personally. If it happens again I will shut it down!!!!! Happy Spring. THEA

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nashville Show at Gallery One

Write up from Nashville Arts Magazine: I'm thrilled to be showing with Jennifer Bain at Gallery One! Show is up through April 16th.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nebraska, March 2010

Revisiting the Sandhill Crane migration in Nebraska, March 2010. The photos were disappointing compared to the actual experience. I had to step away from the work, until winter is upon us again and I think of those flocks. It was the most spiritual experience I have ever had on the job, maybe ever, with a camera around my neck, frozen, sleep deprived. Adversity goes along ways in expanding ones experience. Now a year later I can still here their call!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Two Thousand Eleven

I’m posting photos from a winter foray because the recent painting are “undone and burned”! But look what I gleamed this year as a photographer, attempting to become an encaustic painter:

Big is better.

I what to do more painting, then scraping, which is a drag, all that removal only severs me as a correction to failures, if that.

Abstracts appear to be the easy way out, but in reality it’s just the opposite.

It’s ok to paint from a reference photo, especially one of your own.

Subject matter and technique are twin evils to wrestle with daily, content is still in the wings.

What looks good today might not tomorrow and vice versa.

The act of going out “shooting” will always have a huge “fun” factor in it, a thrill that’s hard to find in a static studio.

I love the torch, playing with fire feels so risky.

Still hate acrylic.

Tempted by oil, but would miss the torch.

Happy Two Thousand Eleven!