Hendrick is ‘Wild’ about new medium
Rockport — Kathleen Hendrick is the featured artist at the Country Inn, Route 1, during September and October. Her show, "Wild About Inks," explores an exciting medium that she said inspires creativity and unleashes the child within.
Hendrick grew up in Midcoast Maine where her appreciation of art was nurtured and developed. Her art is about color, impressions, and the freedom she experiences as she uses different media of watercolor, acrylic, mix-media, inks or photography. The alcohol inks she has been using of late have vibrant colors that capture light like no other medium she has ever worked with in her studio.
“This show, ‘Wild About Inks,’ conveys my free spirit and way of life … unpredictable! I find inks invite me to play and enjoy its free flowing surprises. It has a spontaneity that is not to be controlled yet can be gently nudged to my vision,” she said.
Hendrick had been curious about alcohol inks since the first time she worked with the medium at a workshop in New Hampshire. As soon as she created her first dropped-ink paintings, “I was in love,” she said.
“Prisms of color leapt off the page and all I wanted to do was learn how to use these magical inks. I was astounded at the eye-popping colors and the way the inks formed their own pictures, begging for me to zoom in with my eyes and see the beautiful images that appeared on the Yupo paper,” the artist said.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.