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Robertson, who moved to Wilmington from New York, is an encaustic painter. He layers the pigmented beeswax-and-resin medium onto small surfaces of emery cloth, museum board or cotton rag paper, and melts the wax with a heat gun to blend the hues into cool but vibrant tonal landscapes, still lifes, and abstract "glyphics" – hieroglyphic-like aggregates of winding lines, simple shapes and musical eighth-note-like symbols.

Charles Robertson