~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Christine Peloquin ~*~

What does mixed media mean to you?
Mixed media for me means combining my three favorite things; collage, drawing and painting!

Wiser

How long have you been a mixed media artist?
I have been a mixed media artist for over 20 years.

Time to Think

How has art impacted or enhanced your life?
I have been proud to call myself an artist since the age of three. I can’t even remember not doing art or considering myself an artist. It’s simply part of who I am! Now that I’m a mother, I fully realize that all kids start out with creative and curious minds. Making things is just a natural extension of that energy.

Superstitions

What are a few of the mixed media supplies you find yourself turning to the most?
Fabrics are the supply that can instantly get my creative juices flowing. I just love combining patterns and colors that wouldn’t normally work together. Mixed media provides the greatest opportunity for eclecticism — mixing old and new, graphic and soft, bright and subdued, masculine and feminine, messy and photo-realistic.

Indulgence

Who are some of your favorite mixed media artists?
I love the design and pattern sensibilities of Tricia Guild,the messy free form of Sabrina Ward Harrison,and the design and compositions of The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Add to that my love for the figurative painters such as Delacroix and Gericault, to Klimt and Degas, to Andrew Wyeth and Chuck Close and you can maybe begin to understand where I evolve from. I cannot name a particular artist who works like I do, because I have yet to see one! But contemporaries that I adore and have bought work from include Lance Letscher, Joe Decamillis, Diane Arvanites, Donne Bitner, and Lynn and John Whipple.

Dwell

Tell us about your creative process.
The majority of my work is drawing and painting on fabric and paper collage. The subjects range from faces and figures of women and children to landscapes, nature scenes and abstracts. All the pieces begin with fabric and paper collage arranged, sewn and adhered to wood panels. The collages consist of any of the following; antique cloths, contemporary fabrics, antique dictionary pages, old children’s school books, atlases, architectural plans, wallpaper, tablecloths, napkins, lace, buttons, flowers, leaves and any variety of papers and 2D found objects. Over the collages, the drawings are done in charcoal and the work is painted with acrylics and mediums.

The joy in this process of collaging, drawing and painting is the instinctual choices of rendering and harmonizing what I will cover up and what I will leave to be revealed.

My intention is to weave an autobiographical tapestry invoking and addressing universal issues such as philosophy, spirituality, sexuality, motherhood and self-awareness. Most of the titles come from appropriate words found in the collage. I believe that art and life is always about becoming more conscious, more aware, and more of yourself. For me, this includes life as an artist, a woman and a mother.

Abundance

What makes your mixed-media art unique?
I don’t know of any other artist who works like I do!

A Poem of the Sky

Where can we find you?
Website: http://christinepeloquin.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VisualArtWorkofChristinePeloquin
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/christinepeloquin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpeloquin
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinepeloquin
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/chrispeloquin
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ChristinePeloquin/posts
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMEHajDamUnbSGFXipDtsQ
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/christinepeloquin/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/christinepeloquininc

Peloquin-Head shot I am a 2-D mixed media artist currently showing my work at Arts on Douglas Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, Bennett Galleries in Knoxville, TN, Studio E Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens, and Orlando Museum of Art Gift Shop in Orlando. I have also shown in numerous galleries around the country including Atelier Galleries in Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC, Longstreth-Goldberg Gallery in Naples, Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN, Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, AL, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO, and Kristal Gallery, Sugarbush, VT to name a few.I have been proud to call myself an artist since the age of three and have been selling my work for well over 20 years. I am so grateful for all the people who have collected my work through the years. I am continually amazed and thrilled when I think about my work hanging in so many homes. They are testaments to the power of art that the creative life that brings me so much joy continues to ripple through the world making people feel happy.
 5 Note Cards of Painted Collages by Christine Peloquin with 5 EnvelopesThe pack includes all 5 envelopes and 5- 5″ x 5″ cards that read outside and inside:Hope…………i believe in you
I am loved……….i love you
Dare to be true……..dream big
Friendship………words can’t even begin to describe
We loved…….thank you
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soullevel  Soul Level- Matted Print on Archival Paper by Christine Peloquin
Print on archival paper and archivally matted to standard sizes.
8″ x 10″
Bagged in a clear sleeve.

20 Responses to ~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Christine Peloquin ~*~

  1. Thank you so much Cindy!!

  2. Lynn Kopas says:

    Beautiful work Christine! Your faces are amazing and they drawn me in! So glad you shared your art with us!

  3. What captivating work, Christine. Absolutely beautiful and so unique – I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. These photos leave me wanting more! 🙂

  4. Ursula says:

    Just gorgeous!! I am trying hard and practicing, as much as I have time for anyway, on drawing portraits. Yours are just lovely!

  5. jacqui fehl says:

    WOW! so much to take in. Really amazing work here.

  6. Megan Harris says:

    Christine…Such exquisite works. I love all the layering. Whether it’s all over the work or used in lesser amounts it all ends up being just what’s needed for that particular piece. Some expressions generate almost a mystical quality. Thanks for sharing. Would love to maybe someday take one of your workshops. Hopefully.
    Megan

  7. gloria says:

    All I can say is WOW! Your work is fabulous. I love fabric and I’m teaching myself to paint faces – seeing your work combining the two mediums is awe inspiring. Wish I could see your work up close

  8. This is so inspiring! Your work is amazing.

  9. Suzanne Goding says:

    Stunning work! You’re an inspiration. 😉

  10. hii, so im 14 years old and im curently doing my GCSE in art. Your art pieces are just outstanding and I really hope you dont mind that im going to use some of your work as insperation for mine! Many thanks, Jordan x

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