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1/14/2021 - Harold “Bud” Searles Exhibit in February 2021

The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will host artist Harold “Bud” Searles, from Thursday, February 4th, 2021 through Thursday, February 25th, 2021. Bud is an encaustic hot wax artist.

Bud and his wife Ann of 60 years, reside in Heritage Village. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

After moving to the Village in 2007, Bud joined the Brush and Pencil club and took up encaustic wax painting. Since there was no one practicing this technique, he went to YouTube and followed instructions offered by various teachers. Using an iron and a wire brush on a soldering tool he relied on EncausticUS to supply books and equipment to learn this craft. He also watched his fellow club members for tips on colors and shading and layout design.

His website “” gives examples of his work and the history of the use of wax art over the centuries.

Bud was also awarded the poet laureate of Derby, Connecticut over 20 years ago.

The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 6:30pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 4:00pm. The exhibit will also be online too as a virtual gallery.

Please visit us at to view this exhibit virtually and for any updated hours and information. Or you may call us at 203-262-0626.

Bud’s Bio:

The full gallery:

bob searles wax painting title aging

bob searles wax painting title hawaii

bob searles wax painting titled powerful

bob searles wax painting titled underwater