"This brings back memories of snorkeling when I was healthy. The colors were amazing. The sea life vegetation and aquatic feel were combined with bright and complimentary colors and hues are what I remember. This creation was developed using a hair dryer to help blow the inks to simulate the variety of interesting shapes and growths. No paint brushes were used in any of my work. Technique: Hair dryer pressure and drip and flow were used to create serendipitous shapes and lines. Paper towel and q-tips were the only other “tools”. There is a level of control or lack of with alcohol inks and practice, experience, and experimentation are required factors."
- Alene Sirott-Cope
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Hobe Sound, Florida
“The vivid, colorful and bright hues of my medium inspire me and others to appreciate the value of the natural spectrum of color and how it can affect one’s mood and outlook. It has become a whole and creative healing process for me.”
Alene Sirott-Cope has had Type 1 Diabetes since college and has dealt with significant health implications, including open-heart surgery and limited walking capabilities.
Alene’s creative style combines her graphic design experience with technology and a dash of mixed media. She is an experimenter who seeks new techniques, always willing to venture into the unknown. The alcohol ink technique she employs allows her to relax while producing immense beauty in a short amount of time.
Alene has been a professional graphic designer, potter, art director, art educator, and fine artist. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Crafts Report, Art Calendar, The Nashua Telegraph, The Lowell Sun, Funeria Art, Polymer Cafe Magazine, 1000 Dog Portraits, The NH Chronicle, a book titled “Pigments of Your Imagination," and HGTV’s “That’s Clever.”
She writes, “Art is a great healing process for me, and I need to have some kind of creative process in order to keep me physically and mentally active. With the aid of ArtLifting, I know that the validation of any kind of compensation makes this endeavor even more rewarding.”
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