Radiant
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A five-pack of Calm Strips in River Rocks texture. Featuring artwork from one of the winners of our first-ever art contest, Mel Eatherington!

About The Artist

Mel a self-taught abstract artist tucked up in a small town in northern New York. born and raised in eastern North Carolina. She has many artistic interests but specializes in painting with alcohol inks. She loves the "bloom" of the richly pigmented inks across the page.

Mel's paintings have found homes in several countries around the world. You can also see one of her pieces on the album cover of the charity EP released in 2020 by Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters. When I was three years old, I knew I wanted to be an artist, but as so many people in creative professions do, I took the long way round, not coming back "home" to my true calling as an artist until I was in my mid-thirties. I stumbled across alcohol inks and was instantly smitten by their bright, bold colors.

I use all kinds of things to experiment with patterns in my alcohol ink paintings. One of my most popular pieces features the texture of a paper towel gently patted across the page! Everything is an artists tool if you're brave, creative, or desperate enough to try it. I love the endless possibilities of alcohol inks. You can't paint the same thing twice, even if you wanted to. Their flow and bloom remind me to go with the flow in life, to relax and appreciate the moment that's blossoming around me - and to let the emotions I'm trying to convey flow through my hands unimpeded onto the page.