Rising Beyond the Surface

I recently began exploring alcohol inks, which has forced me to approach painting in a whole new way. Since it is a thin, fast drying medium I can work quickly adding layer upon layer. At the same time, it is not as forgiving as oil paints and part of their charm is the airiness. So, many times, less is more and it is an exercise in restriction and subtraction. As I shed the heaviness of the last year, the lightness I feel is brought to life through the flow of the inks and the crazy vibrant colors produce.  

Explorations of Contentment in Pink
Explorations of Contentment in Pink

24" x 30" Alcohol Ink on Canvas On view at the Stove Factory Gallery in Charlestown, MA as part of the "Attached" Exhibit.

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Before the Storm
Before the Storm

16" x 20" Alcohol ink on canvas Not for sale

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Infinite Horizon
Infinite Horizon

11" x 14" Alcohol ink on canvas Sold

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Floating To The Surface #2
Floating To The Surface #2

9" x 12" Alcohol ink on canvas Currently on view in the Cool, Calm, & Collected Exhibit at Gallery Twist

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Floating To The Surface #1
Floating To The Surface #1

9" x 12" Alcohol ink on canvas Currently on view in the Cool, Calm, & Collected Exhibit at Gallery Twist

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On The Surface
On The Surface

16" x 20" Alcohol ink on canvas Currently on view in the Cool, Calm, & Collected Exhibit at Gallery Twist

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Dig Deep
Dig Deep

5" x 7" Alcohol ink and pen on Yupo paper For sale

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Crescendo11x14
Crescendo11x14

11" x 14" Alcohol ink on canvas Sold

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Naiads#1
Naiads#1

8" x 10" Alcohol ink and pen on Arches paper For sale

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Delight
Delight

5" x 7" Alcohol ink and pen on Yupo paper

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OnaWhim#1
OnaWhim#1

5" x 7" Alcohol ink and pen on Yupo paper For sale

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OnaWhim_#2
OnaWhim_#2

5" x 7" Alcohol ink and pen on Yupo paper For sale

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Two Muses in Pink and Teal
Two Muses in Pink and Teal

Alcohol ink on canvas For sale

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Whispers of Light
Whispers of Light

Alcohol ink on canvas 16" x 20" Sold

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Purple Blooms of Summer
Purple Blooms of Summer

Alcohol ink on canvas 9" x 12" Sold

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Demeter's Sweet Release
Demeter's Sweet Release

Alcohol ink on canvas 11" x 14" Sold

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Poseidon's Waltz
Poseidon's Waltz

Alcohol ink on canvas 16" x 20" For sale

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Expressions of Joy in Blue
Expressions of Joy in Blue

Alcohol ink on canvas 16" x 20" Sold

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No Restraint
No Restraint

Alcohol ink on canvas 9" x 12" Sold

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Thalassa
Thalassa

16"x20" alcohol ink on canvas This piece started with a desire to work with cool colors to create a calming visual. But a completely serene painting was not materializing, as it turns out calm is not in my vocabulary these days, so painting about calmness was not.gonna.happen. Instead, there are areas of calm, undulating green-blues that are interrupted by saturated, deep blues that push & pull to the foreground and background creating turbulence. Turbulence similar to the sea or "thalassa."

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Inhale Exhale
Inhale Exhale

Alcohol ink on canvas 14" x 18" Sold

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Fire Within
Fire Within

Alcohol ink on canvas 12" x 16" For sale

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Ascension in Purple and Green
Ascension in Purple and Green

Alcohol ink on canvas 14" x 18" Sold

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Emerge
Emerge

Alcohol ink on canvas 14" x 18" Sold

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Untitled
Untitled

Alcohol ink on paper Sold

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The Little Things
The Little Things

Alcohol ink on canvas 11" x 14" Sold

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Restless
Restless

Alcohol ink on paper 4" x 6" For Sale

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Vibes
Vibes

Alcohol ink on canvas 12" x 16" For sale

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