BANGOR – Downeast artist Diana Marshall of Vixen Hollow Arts will have her unique resin and surfboards, charcuterie boards, mosaics, and stained glass art on display over two weekends. of the holidays held by Bangor Mall on Nov. 5-6 and again on Nov. 12-13.
Participating in the Mall’s back-to-back Holiday Craft Fair, Marshall will showcase his latest work, including functional resin charcuterie boards and ocean wave coasters, his vendors of two older ones. Along with his vivid and colorful hand-drawn paintings in alcohol ink and his expressive acrylic on canvas technique, he is also known for his autumn and holiday paintings, which perfect for the upcoming gift-giving season.
Evoking the sun and seas of his time on Cape Cod and his home in Maine, Marshall strives for every piece of art to bring joy to his clients’ lives and sunshine to their homes. see.
After many years of art training, Diana became a self-taught resin wave artist, creating sculptures in resin, acrylic, and alcohol ink as well as functional objects. “Resin moves like thick honey,” he said. “Acrylic transfer paint has a lower viscosity than resin, but more viscosity than the alcohol ink I work with.” I like to change the colors on the canvas.”
Besides his talent, he has a unique gift. He said: “I have grapheme color synesthesia. “I can mix my resin to match special colors with this gift. I can see the correct ratio of different colors that I need when trying to print a certain color with my resin. I can see exactly what types of blues should be combined for my famous sea art. ”
The performance, while sloppy, comes out well. “In my studio, I have these tarps all over the place, and I’m wearing a gas mask,” he said. “I am like a mad scientist where in my laboratory my results are beautiful art.”
Find Marshall’s work at Bangor Mall, Three Pennies and Dimes in Ellsworth, Sand Beach Surf Co. in Bar Harbor, and find out more at https://vixenhollowarts.com.