Happy saturday!❤️enjoy your day -if you are out and about stop by to see the amazing work by local artist alix mclachlan now showing in store ❤️❤️ “my paintings are improvisational. i just begin to paint, pause, and paint again. sometimes a painting will take only hours and other times weeks, even months. days or weeks can pass whereby a painting may sit awaiting the next step, which is unknown to me until the actual moment arrives. sometimes i dream about how to finish the painting and then i get up the next day and do it.” alix mclachlan approaches her work with a focus which is complete and exhaustive, excluding all outside influences, including the list of other tasks she meant to accomplish that day! working this way can be exhausting and exhilarating but results in a mental "zone," which produces her best creations. never tied down to traditional implements, alix uses many unusual tools, including a b**w torch or whatever may be in her immediate work area or in one case, on her person. her process of adding and subtracting paint is key to the final creation, with layers of paint being removed, added, partially covered, scratched through, and scraped. she plays with color, texture, and composition, always changing, rearranging, and enjoying the results of her new discoveries in color combinations, color layering, and changing shapes and textures. there are paintings within paintings always with alix’s work. her adopted mother took her to an oil painting class when she was 13 which sparked her lifelong interest in art. her aunt brought a man home from montreal one summer who used to run a gallery there and she felt that with poppa jack she had someone who understood her. her blood sister is also an artist. she considers herself self-taught, although she gained quite an education through "osmosis" while hanging around talented artists in later years. “i gain my inspiration from the world around me and the people in it.