"From an original photo, the painting was created with masks but the concept involved the blue herons ability to blend in with the waterfront environment. His color is such that it can be difficult to see him among the vegetation as he stays completely still while hunting for his meals. I find great joy in photographing and painting the wildlife in my backyard. I've learned so much about Florida birds and now they almost seem like friends whenever I see them! It’s been a wonderful rehab “facility” to be able to retreat to my own little habitat to photo and paint nature. It allows me to escape into another realm of beauty. Original artwork was processed again using digital filter with adjustments for final color and texture."
- Alene Sirott-Cope
Prints are produced on demand on stretched canvas, acrylic plexi, or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States.
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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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