Artist's Retreat

By Sarah Stebbins
Photography by Michael D. Wilson

Encaustic painter Dietlind Vander Schaaf never had a dining room before moving into her Portland Colonial four years ago. Now, she relishes having a space dedicated to dinner parties, Rummikub matches, and showcasing items by local makers.

<h4><span style='color: #008080;'>Encaustic Paintings</span></h4> <p>“I don’t keep much of my own work, but these two struck my fancy.” Larger versions of the mixed-media pieces are in the permanent collection of Portland’s The Press Hotel.</p> <p><a href=''><img data-attachment-id='354713' data-permalink='' data-orig-file='' data-orig-size='580,576' data-comments-opened='1' data-image-meta='{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"MICHAEL D WILSON 2016","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title='Artist’s Retreat' data-image-description='' data-medium-file='' data-large-file='' loading='lazy' class='aligncenter wp-image-354713 size-thumbnail' src='' alt='' width='150' height='150' srcset=' 150w, 300w, 220w, 350w, 200w, 51w, 580w' sizes='(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px' /></a>

See more from the March issue of Down East.

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