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18" x 24"
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 is now dealing with the consequences, including open-heart surgery and limited walking capabilities. She describes, “YouTube was a huge help with my learning process, as I could not attend workshops or classes on the subject of alcohol inks!”
Alene’s style combines her graphic design experience with technology and a dash of mixed media. She is an experimenter who likes to find new techniques that inspire her. In a recent project, she used photography to create colorful pet portraits. The alcohol ink technique she utilizes is relaxing and produces beautiful results in a short 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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