Mermaid at Heart Studio

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Teresa Kirke is a local artist from Victoria, BC. Working an intuitive process, she creates contemporary abstract artwork using the fluid medium of alcohol ink and acrylics. Her work is often recognized as having soft delicate edges, shimmery pops of colour, and a balance of negative space giving the organic movement of the inks room to shine. Alcohol inks are highly pigmented and are worked by diluting and manipulating the ink into flowing organic shapes and textures. As the diluted inks are translucent, many layers are built up through intuitive compositional placement as well as mica pigments and gold/silver leafing worked into the finished piece. The inspiration behind many of her favourite colours and compositions are found in the rugged wild west coast of Vancouver Island; the rich blues and greens of the Pacific Ocean, the corals and lavenders of the summer sunsets, and the vibrant florals found in the gardens throughout Victoria. Teresa uses a high-quality artist resin on many of her paintings to create further dimension and a crystal clear glossy and professional finish.

Teresa’s product range includes original works of art, limited prints, and high end printed artwork on unique and functional throw pillows. She also loves to create functional artwork including original artwork on coasters, wood boxes, tiles, and painted trinket dishes. Her work can be found on her website at www.mermaidatheartstudio.com , local Vancouver Island shops, and many curated markets throughout the year.

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