What is Flashe Paint you ask? Since 1955 by LeFranc & Bourgeois has been making Flashe Paint, a vinyl acrylic paint, to give artists other means than oil painting to express themselves. Its optical characteristics allow the effects of old tempera paints (Paint made with egg yolks) and primitive painting grounds (the earliest materials used to paint, an example would be cave paintings) to be reproduced. The paints are matte, velvety and opaque.
I discovered Flashe Paint a few years ago while working in an art supply store. Working there gave the employees the opportunity to try different products. I was asked to make some sinage so I decided to use Flashe Paint, To my knowledge no one had tried it.
It was love at first brush stroke. The colors were so bold and brilliant. Painting with them was like taking a journey into a pool of wild color. The paint would blend into beautiful shades and hues of delicate pastels to bold and exciting spashes of color.
I started my collection with a few colors and ended up buying the whole display. My husband Ed thought I had lost my mind. After seeing a few paintings, he fell in love with Flashe Paint. He says these paintings are some of my best work.
One of my collectors remarked she could get lost for hours looking at one of my paintings. It took her on a journey to another place where she could sit and dream.
If my paintings take you to place where you can go where there is no pressure, with no consideration as to what is being said, just waiting to envelop the viewer to a world of contemplation, perhaps meditation. Some where calm and serene where you drift into nothingness yet be entirely whole, fully realized within yourself, a place to just be, then I have created something beautiful to make the world around us a better place.