Asheville Artist Cindy Walton Shows Cold Wax Series in Highlands, N.C.

Asheville fine artist Cindy Walton will be a featured artist in the “Fall Colors Fine Art Show” in Highlands, N.C., Oct. 16-17, 10-5 p.m. Her new cold wax painting series, which debuted here at the Cotton Mill Open House last month, is expected to continue to garner attention among art enthusiasts.

“The attraction for many is the level of intricate detail,” says Walton, who previously has distinguished her work with bold, sweeping impressionistic landscapes. “These paintings are small, intimate jewel-like treasures.”

The cold wax medium consists of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte texture. “The medium gives a three dimensional quality to a two dimensional surface. The detail truly is exquisite.”

The technique is ancient in origin and can be traced to early civilizations as a fine art application. Cold wax is applied with knives or other tools and layered for unique visual appeal.

Admission is free. The “Fall Colors Fine Art Show” is Oct. 16-17 from 10-5 p.m. in the Civic Center Recreation Park gymnasium. For more information on Cindy Walton, fine artist, visit her website at, email her directly at, or arrange a private studio visit at (828)251.1499.

Sherri L. McLendon is a freelance writer in Weaverville, N.C. at

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