Angela White is a recent California transplant from the DC area where she was an arts educator for decades and a well-known artist featured in both corporate and private collections. She and her husband, writer Gareth Branwyn, moved to Benicia in Fall of 2021 and are loving their new California community.
Angela’s work is inspired by physical, spiritual, and emotional memories that create the depth and density of her work. Abstract seascapes compose the majority of her compositions. Natural and sensual materials such as oils and encaustic paint allow the blending of edges to create visual depth. By superimposing layers of media, the varied themes and processes of her work are exposed. Her seascapes are not literal interpretations; rather they articulate the quiet mystery and power of the natural world.
During the pandemic, in search of something calming and organizing in a world seemingly coming unglued, Angela began taking daily, meditative walks looking for small, discarded objects and bits of nature to create assemblage found art boxes.
In the past 20 years, Angela has exhibited oil, encaustic, and mixed media paintings extensively in juried shows across the DC metropolitan area as well as in New York and the West Coast. She holds two B.A. degrees and an M.A. degree from the University of Maryland.