Spencer-Millan Art

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Old Man River

Old Man River

Blue Wonder

Blue Wonder

My Baby

My Baby

Biography

I strive to create art that has a sense of energy and celebrates the organic nature of life through colour and movement. As with life I have a plan and a vision of things I want to happen but I open myself up to mistakes and "happy accidents' and let these also become a part of the work. My work is as organic as the medium I paint with, alcohol ink.

inspiration

I'm inspired a lot by nature, in particular a hike in Spain that I've completed twice. I have painted many aspects of this 500 mile hike many times and for many different people. I love capturing in a painting an aspect of their own journey on the hike.
I also am inspired by people, in particular because of the medium I use. I love the challenge of creating a more controlled piece yet still allowing the alcohol inks to work as I believe they are intended.

medium

My main medium is alcohol ink. It, as the name implies, ink that is alcohol based instead of more commonly water based. The alcohol within the ink allows the medium to create a unique look to the work as it "dries", and differs to other inks or watercolours. It is a fluid medium and encourages an organic way of painting, responding to the ink as you paint with it. It is vibrant and energetic and has almost a shine aspect to it. I like to enhance this look furthermore in some works by adding resin for a more polished look. I love to introduce some other mediums on occasion for a mixed medium feel depending on how the artwork speaks to me.