Tucked away in a grove of aspens up on Bonanza Flats lies encaustic artist Bridgette Meinhold's studio. The earthy green paint and white trim nearly fade into its surroundings. It's a lovely little space made from an up-cycled shipping container, a green choice which makes sense if you know Bridgette.
She's also a freelance writer, who in 2013 published Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World, a book on green building design.
In this space, Bridgette utilizes the ancient form of encaustic painting (wax and colored paints) to create ethereal, transcendental landscapes. She walks the woods surrounding her abode and is inspired with the way the clouds, fog, snow, and light dance around the aspens and pine trees. Looking into her art is like being in a dream. View more of Bridgette's work.
Photographer's note: I was on a writing assignment for Park City Magazine when I took this portrait. Look for the article in the Winter '14/15 issue.
Photographer and award-winning journalist Austen Diamond specializes in creative portraiture, commercial photography and editorial photojournalism. For booking inquiries and to view his portfolio, go to www.AustenDiamond.com.