A resident of Bridgeport, NY, Flynn will be demonstrating the art of alcohol painting at Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, February 27 from 12 – 3 pm.
Flynn started out as an artist doing face painting and selling her acrylic paintings, prints and postcards at weekend art and craft shows. “A YouTube video featuring painting on ceramic tiles with alcohol inks led me to a change of medium,” she says.
Starting out painting abstract compositions her work evolved into florals and landscapes. Today she primarily paints on ceramic tiles and Yupo paper. In some instances she will print her work on tiles using a dye sublimation process that affords her tiles that are both heat resistant and waterproof.
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My work is all about the color,” she notes adding, “the alcohol inks are dye-based inks that use alcohol to blend and mix. She particularly likes that the finished result in an extremely bright and luminous painting.
Flynn adds that her paintings are mostly images from nature. She works from reference photos, sometimes more than one for a composition. “Still,” she says, “colors are my main focus . . . colors chosen more for their emotional response than a representation desire.”
“There aren't many fine artists using alcohol inks,” says Flynn, so her demonstration will be a rare opportunity to see alcohol ink paintings being created as well as to meet an accomplished artist.
Flynn has been a perennial award winner at the NY State Fair Fine Arts competition and exhibits her work regularly at Gallery 54 and other Central New York galleries.
Gallery 54 is an upscale venue for Central New York artists that showcases and sells unique, inspired, and timeless art in a diversity of mediums.