As an artist who is used to making a tube of paint last around a year, I first stumbled upon ‘Fluid Art’ or ‘Paint Pouring’ purely by accident – on YouTube! Who knew there were pockets of people around the globe who immersed themselves in paint! (not quite literally but hay, I have seen the odd picture of individuals pouring paint over their hands at least!) And as the words ‘Paint Pouring’ suggest thats exactly what happens, paint is mixed with various ingredients (just like a cake recipe) layered in a cup and flung, poured, twirled or blown onto various sizes and shapes of surfaces. I quickly realised that one tube of paint was more likely to last 2 to 3 paintings and no more!
I instantly became hooked and found myself stepping onto a ‘yellow brick road’, not knowing who or what challenge was going to jump out and surprise me next! Watching various people like Courtney Hoelscher, MelyD, and Molly’s Artistry on Youtube, was mesmerising, often producing amazing contemporary pieces of art which were totally unique.
Experts have a knack of making the complex look very simple and through shear determination (at times gritted teeth), I began to use my knowledge of colour theory, composition and artistic skill to produce totally unique pieces of art that I was quite proud of! Through this website, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram I aim to showcase not only my work but those who have influenced me on this journey and in-turn inspire those of you out there to either have a go yourself, or appreciate contemporary art in a new light.
There exists many techniques in the world of fluid art, from the simple ‘flip cup’ to complex ring pours and swipes. New techniques emerge regularly from The Barista Pour to The Colander Pour, it is quite literately endless. But for this little post and basic introduction, my work has and will continue to evolve. My head is always thinking about my next painting, from which colours I’m going to use, to which technique and what size canvas my 5′ 2″ frame can tackle!
My paintings showcase various techniques from dutch pours to swipes and range from large triptych’s to tiny 4″ tiles all of which can be viewed in my portfolio or purchased from my on-line shop. If you would like to talk about a commission piece please fill in the contact form and I will be happy to contact you to discuss further.