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A Bit About Pat Kenrick

Hi there! I'm Pat Kenrick, a pop culture artist, and I'm thrilled to share my passion with you. I've always been drawn to the franchises and characters I've grown up with, and I channel that love into my art. By combining watercolor and alcohol ink, I create pieces that are not only eye-catching, but also meaningful and personal.

Pat showing off his brand new artwork

Watercolor and alcohol ink are two of my favorite mediums to work with in my art. Each of these mediums has its own unique characteristics that I find very appealing. I use watercolor in one style of my work to capture the fluidity and translucence of the paint that makes it so beautiful. Watercolor paint allows me to create washes of color that create a sense of depth and dimension, making each piece truly mesmerizing. On the other hand, alcohol ink is a bold, highly pigmented medium that dries quickly, resulting in vibrant and eye-catching hues. I use alcohol ink in a different style of my work to add a burst of color and saturation to my pieces.

While each of these mediums are being used on their own to create beautiful works of art for the primary subject, I have found that when I combine them in my collection of works, the results can be truly stunning. By using the delicate beauty of watercolor and the boldness of alcohol ink it is like I can choose between two different styles of art to explore. I am able to evoke a range of emotions in my art that would not be possible with just one medium alone. The combination of these two mediums creates a unique and captivating body of work that has both the softness and delicacy of watercolor and the saturation and vibrancy of alcohol ink.

The two layer "Tigger" before the layers were glued together.

I believe that each medium has its own strengths and weaknesses, and by combining them in my work, I am able to create pieces that are not only visually appealing but also emotionally impactful. Whether I'm creating a painting inspired by a favorite pop culture franchise or simply expressing my own artistic vision, the combination of watercolor and alcohol ink allows me to bring my ideas to life in a way that is both beautiful and meaningful. If you are an art lover, I would highly recommend giving both watercolor and alcohol ink a try, and see how they can enhance and inspire your own work.

My minimalist approach sets my art apart from other pop culture art. I incorporate silhouettes and negative space to evoke emotion without overwhelming the viewer with too much detail. This simplicity allows me to capture the essence of a character or scene while still showcasing the beauty of the watercolor and alcohol ink.

As a pop culture artist, I have always been inspired by the characters, worlds, and stories that I have grown up with and continue to explore. My goal with each piece I create is to pay homage to these worlds in a meaningful and personal way. I want the viewer to not only see the beauty in the artwork, but to also feel my love and passion for these worlds. From novels to sci-fi, anime to fantasy, comic books to video games, and everything in between, I make sure to put a piece of myself into each work of art.

Looking over some sketchbooks at the kitchen table.

I pour my heart and soul into each piece, from the initial concept to the final paint splatter. I take the time to carefully consider every detail, ensuring that the essence of the character or iconic setting is captured in a beautiful and impactful way. The result is a work of art that not only showcases my love for these fandoms, but also evokes emotions in the viewer. Whether it's the nostalgia of a childhood favorite or the awe inspired by a fantasy world, I want each piece to evoke a feeling that is personal and meaningful.

Creating art is a therapeutic and fulfilling experience for me, and I'm so grateful that I get to share my passion with other fans. I invite you to come see my work and experience the beauty and meaning behind each piece. I guarantee that you'll see the love and passion I have for these franchises shining through in each painting. Thank you for taking the time to learn about my art and my passion. I hope that my work will inspire you in some way, and maybe introduce you to your new favorite fandom.

Pat adding the final splatters to "Death Note"

I know this has been long, and to wrap it up, I want to say that my pop culture art is a tribute to the franchises we all love. It's a reflection of my love for these worlds and characters, combined with the beauty of watercolor and alcohol ink mixed media, and my minimalist approach to design. I hope you'll take the time to come see my work and experience the beauty and meaning behind each piece. Thank you for reading, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

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