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Artist of the Month

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June: Mysi Carroll

Alcohol Ink Paintings

Artist Statement:

I discovered alcohol ink during my artistic journey as I explored different media to see what clicked. This was the one! The ink colors are extraordinarily vibrant, and their reactive qualities lend an aquatic feel to the subject I am painting. I have been a floral designer for nearly 30 years and understand that the key combination for a good design is color, texture and placement. This concept carries over into my artwork. I create most of my paintings with three colors of ink. I either stamp the surface with ink on a felt pad, or I pour it on and blow it around with a hair dryer. I add details by lifting the colors to expose light, or by adding ink with a tiny detail brush. The textures occur as a result of the chemical reactions between the colors of ink I select. These textures are often bubbly in appearance, and I use the reactive properties to give my work the ethereal feel I am after. Alcohol ink is fairly new to the art world, and it is exciting for me to discover new and interesting techniques to master it. In everything I paint, the ink speaks a mystical representation. It is clear what I want to achieve, and what the ink wants to achieve as well.

Learn more about Mysi Carroll Artwork

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All artwork (c)2021 by Mysi Carroll.

Upcoming Artists:

July: Barbara Cooper: “Leavings” Series

Previous Artists

Merchant St. Art Gallery Of Artists With Autism
Backyard Colors Orland Park Community Exhibit of Art and Poetry
Michael Carroll
Jenn Johnson work
Karolis Avižienis

Interested in displaying?

Contact the Outreach Services Department at 708-428-5110 or to inquire about the art wall or our display cases.