Alison Cooley‘s beautifully large paintings are created right in her living room, hanging on the walls as she works. I love that she’s drawn to pinks throughout her portfolio, a color she speaks about so many people hating.
My paintings have a heightened palette pulled from the pigments of the natural world via waxy, glossy, and incandescent colors. I build the fragile depth by playing with juxtapositions — flesh tones and neon, stark twisting lines with creamy, shimmering color fields, transparent ink bubbles and chalky graphite scratchings. Lines, etchings and blooms of color express the range of ways we present ourselves to the world. I love the graphic potential of using graffiti mops and calligraphy pens alongside traditional watercolor, colored pencil, and oil paint, in many cases layering them over each other.
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