When I was introduced to alcohol ink as a medium, I was immediately attracted to its organic, vibrant, free-flowing qualities. It can be blended, blown, pushed, pulled, or let simply to “blossom”. I realized the free-flowing inks were a perfect medium to interpret nature….landscapes, gardens, flowers….all the things I grew up with in the country.
Art created with alcohol ink has an organic nature about it, as if created by the universe, not by a painter's hand. As the artist, I might be the one applying the ink, but because the ink doesn’t absorb into non-porous substrates, it sits on the surface, blending and blossoming, moving with a mind of its own.
So while the universe creates, I participate in the process…creating vibrant, sometimes whimsical, paintings of the beautiful, chaotic, natural world of all things botanical. Bold, clear colors and simple shapes are the hallmark of my art.