I had a great visit to the Black Rock resort in Ucluelet, where the 2017 Art Splash event was held. I was the artist in action for a couple of days and had a great time. Thanks to everyone who appreciated my work and stopping by to say hi.
Just wanted to post a little info for my fellow artists who happen to find this page. Anyone using acrylic paint should be aware or beware the these paints are toxic to us and the marine environment. Just because the paints are water clean-up and water soluble is no excuse for putting them down the drain.The heavy metals and other ingredients are very harmful to the marine environment. Some of the colours use high concentrations of heavy metals like cadmium and copper. When small amounts (parts per billion) are put into the water it disables a salmons ability to smell or find its way to its home stream or river.
Because the Salmon is Sacred to me i had to find a way to clean-up my waste water from my art production. With a little research and the Golden paint website i found a simple solution and constructed an Acrylic paint removal system. Please check out this link to the simple process. http://www.goldenpaints.com/just-paint-article3.
Sockeyeking artworks is in High production at this time. I am currently creating Serigraphs on aluminum panels. Its the aluminum that really sets these pieces off. By using translucent acrylic colours , the aluminum surface reflects light through the paint creating a real ocean colour and feel. Everytime you walk by a piece or the lighting changes, the ocean seems to come alive and the fish even appear to move, wow!. Be sure to head out to the Black Rock resort in Ucluelet, B.C. for the Art Splash exhibit going on now, and i will be there as an artist in action on March 22 and 23 to demonstrate my technique.