work by Janna Sammon & Julie Peleaz
We’re pleased to display paintings by
at Hyde Park Bar & Grill WestGate
how did i get into this — painting by Jana Sammon
Buoyancy, by alcohol ink artist Julie Peleaz
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
I am mother. wife. artist. working daily to create my life in as many small steps as it takes. Trying my hardest to laugh. play. listen. trust and let go every step of the way. Some days are certainly easier than others. One thing is for sure, I will always have parts of this badass little girl inside.
ARTIST STATEMENT //
At times, we have that inner voice compelling us to plan ahead, rush to the next task so we can check off those boxes, or stick to the routine so as not to rock the boat. Experimenting with alcohol inks commands me to be in the present moment and extinguish that voice as I respond and surrender to the viscous story unfolding in front of me. There is a natural, intuitive conversation that takes place between myself and the medium, as I explore feelings of liberation, transformative growth and taking chances.
Alcohol Inks are a relatively new medium in the fine art world. The inks come in dropper bottles and are applied to a heat-resistant smooth surface. Varying amounts of rubbing alcohol are poured to dilute the pigment, and the flow of the ink is directed by a heat emboss tool that blows hot air. It is a bit of a science experiment depending on the order of application, the flow of the ink, and the direction and closeness of the hot air. The beauty of the finished product is the result of a give and take between artist and medium, where influence transcends control.