Artist Talk: Chris Rankin, Working with Wax and Fire – At the Jan DAAL Meeting

Chris Rankin in his studio
The Dublin Area Art League’s first meeting of the new year will feature Chris Rankin, a talented local artist master of creating paintings using the ancient tools of wax and fire.
The meeting and lecture, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the Dublin public library, on January 16 th, at 7pm.
After a short League’s business meeting, our guest speaker Chris Ranking will describe the process of painting with wax as well as highlighting some unique projects/group shows he has had the pleasure to work on.
Chris Rankin is a man of many talents with a passion to create. A Columbus College of Art and Design graduate, he fell in love a very special creative toolkit that comes straight from Mother Nature. Beeswax and fire., two of the most natural substances known to man.
Chris started exploring the encaustic medium and fell in love with its versatility. He embraced the freedom to do a variety of different styles and effects. He currently paints stylized landscapes with super saturated colors. The farms and fields are representational of some of the beautiful lands that surround the Midwest.
Chris has been featured in numerous exhibits in the Central Ohio region. He is part of many corporate and private collections including the Columbus Convention Center as well as the Columbus Hilton collection.
For more info about Chris and his wonderful artwork visit
Meeting info:
January 16 th, doors open at 6:30 pm, meeting is held from 7-8:45 pm
Location: Dublin Public Library, Room 2, 75 N. High St. Dublin, OH 43017
Guest Speaker: Chris Rankin, visual artist
The Dublin Area Art League (DAAL) is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that since 1985 supports and encourages its artist members through interaction with fellow artists, educates through workshops, demonstrations and lectures, and provides opportunities for the presenting local art to the community through multiple venues. DAAL is partially supported by the Dublin Arts Council through a Community Arts Grant to encourage community engagement, cultivate creativity and foster life-long learning through the arts.
For more information about any of Dublin Area Art League’s programs, meetings and events visit