In lesser hands, the sleight-of-hand technique employed in many of Annette Poitau's works would be trite, but the artist's latest exhibition at the Marcia Evans Gallery is anything but. "Textured Abstracts," on view until May 30, offers a cohesive collection of the French-born artist's work in encaustic paint. With feathery fine brushstrokes and exceptional attention to detail, Poitau's richly layered paintings are reminiscent of nature's shifting ambiguities. Poitau studied in Paris and New York, then lived in California for 12 years before setting up her studio in Oberlin, Ohio. She's a member of the German Village Art League, and her work can also be seen throughout Europe, Japan and the Midwest, with an upcoming exhibit at the Canton Museum National Art Show.

In lesser hands, the sleight-of-hand technique employed in many of Annette Poitau's works would be trite, but the artist's latest exhibition at the Marcia Evans Gallery is anything but. "Textured Abstracts," on view until May 30, offers a cohesive collection of the French-born artist's work in encaustic paint. With feathery fine brushstrokes and exceptional attention to detail, Poitau's richly layered paintings are reminiscent of nature's shifting ambiguities. Poitau studied in Paris and New York, then lived in California for 12 years before setting up her studio in Oberlin, Ohio. She's a member of the German Village Art League, and her work can also be seen throughout Europe, Japan and the Midwest, with an upcoming exhibit at the Canton Museum National Art Show.