Maggie Hasbrouck creates provocative and imaginative images, typically of children. The artist’s photoencaustic paintings are a mix of resins and wax that she applies over a photograph, creating a texture and depth to the work rarely captured by a printed image. Hasbrouck fuses oils, dry pigments, and varnishes into the surface of the wax, causing her pieces to almost glow. Each composition evokes a dreamscape, a precise emotive moment occurring in the imagination. Notes Peter Frank, curator at the Riverside Art Museum in Los Angeles: "As every one of us has been a child - and every one of us has been shaped crucially by our childhood - the presence of children invariably inspires strong sensations, irresistible associations."