Artist Statement

Respect the dreamer, and more, the dreamer who makes her
dreams come true.

The best possible reaction to my art would be: “You paint how I feel.” Every emotion can be created in art. That is why it speaks to me, and why I enjoy creating it. Color speaks to everyone. Color can enhance or expose a mood, or change it in a moment.  I create duels with color. I do this by pooling contrasting inks and juxtaposing colors on canvas or synthetic papers. (Alcohol inks can only work on non-porous surfaces.) I can then add textures, meld colors, create rivers of color within colors. This works especially well with abstract paintings, which are my favorite.

Only select visions are worth turning into reality.

Alcohol inks flow, stream, and interact with each other when they are wet, behaving as if they were alive. As inks shift and interact with the environment, no work can ever be duplicated. Forcing colors to collide, bend and blend, I feel like a conjurer when they form objects or images on their own. People often describe seeing angels, Madonnas, animals and galaxies in my work. I like to think I am building ‘new worlds’ on paper and canvas. New worlds offer the hope of infinite possibilities and optimism for the future.

Cathlyn A. Driscoll, 
(aka: CathlyndHappigal)
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