Art My Way
Fine Gourd Art
and Alcohol Ink Paintings
by Jill Robinson
Artist’s statement: “Texture, shape, color and design, whether contemporary or traditional, inspire my creativity. Gourds with their vast variety of shapes, large and small, have become the canvas for my impassioned mixed-media expression of natural beauty working harmoniously with contemporary elements.”
The tactile qualities and visual beauty of the materials I use inspire me every day. All of the gourds on this site began with a raw/natural gourd. To create these artful gourds, I extensively clean, carve, inlay, wood burn, paint and weave on them. I also create alcohol ink paintings with the same inks I use on gourds. Now that your interest is piqued, take a look at the rest of this site and plan to come to see me at one of my upcoming shows. I look forward to seeing you!
Please enjoy this 3 minute video of my gourd art process!