Wendy B.Tatter batik artist
Batik is a sensual and organic process. A molten mixture of beeswax and paraffin is applied to fabric
to resist dyes.
Layers of wax and dyes are alternately applied
by brush or immersion until the painting is complete. The wax is removed by placing the fabric
between layers of paper and ironing repeatedly.
The wax melts out into the paper.
My paintings often require thirty or more layers of
wax and dye.
Although she was born in Baltimore, Maryland,
Wendy always felt the call of the islands. Abandoning her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University to follow her tropical infatuation,
Tatter lived in the West Indies, Mexico,
Costa Rica, and Brasil.
Tatter was introduced to the art of batik in Mexico
while attending Instituto Allende. Fascinated by the technique, she has developed a style all her own.
Her work often reflects the people and places from
her travels and has been exhibited and collected worldwide.
Wendy is the recipient of the ROWITA Award. The Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts) is a lifetime achievement award for women in our community who have made significant contributions to the arts. They are chosen from nominations that have been submitted by members of the community. Read more here.
Wendy is now working full-time in her studio making new original batiks and is accepting commissions and orders upon request.
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