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Alchemi Art - Beautifully Different Art and Stationery

Beautifully Different Art, Cards and Notebooks

Creating unique art inspired by landmarks in the North East of England and Yorkshire, and botanical floral pieces from light sensitive chemistry

Leaping Hare Greeting Card by Alchemi Art
Inspired By History

Art Prints, Greeting Cards and Notebooks

It's More Than Just Art

Take a splash of chemistry, add a pinch of alchemy and what do you get?  Art made with light sensitive chemistry from the 19th century with a 21st century twist.  I’m Mara Louvain, a professional artist and photographer inspired by nature and the landmarks of northern England.  Add in a fascination for light sensitive chemistry such as the cyanotype process and you have the recipe for my art.



Fancy something different to gift this holiday season that’s different to what you can buy in the chain stores on the High Street?  I have lots of beautifully different prints and cards for you over in the online shop.

To make sure you get your items in time the last ordering day is Wednesday 13th December.  The shop will remain open after that but I can’t guarantee it will arrive before Christmas.

Alternatively you can order to pick up at Durham Market on Saturday the 9th or 16th of December.

Seven Sisters Cyanotype Art Print by Alchemi Art

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... or buy some Greeting Cards or Notebooks

Mara Louvain of Alchemi Art

My Story

More about me. What makes me tick and why I do what I do...

cyanotype tutorial - learn how to make cyanotypes

The Processes

Learn about the processes I use such as the historic Cyanotype Process

Beach Huts Framed Cyanotype Art Print by artist Mara Louvain of Alchemi Art

Starting Collecting Art

Collecting art for your home can be inspiring and a wonderful way to personalise the space you live in. Sure it can feel scary at first, but honestly, it can be a lot of fun. I hear people say things like, ‘I don’t know anything about art’ and they are put off. In my opinion, everyone knows about art, at least the only art that matters which is what speaks to them. One of my aims as an artist with Alchemi Art is to create beautiful magical art with prices to suit all pockets. You can start your collection in person at events or here on my website via my online shop.

Upcoming Events

I love getting out and about with my art and meeting people. This happens most often with events such as Art Fairs and Markets, although I exhibit in galleries as well.

Durham Market, Durham Marketplace – 9th, 16th December ’23

Durham Cathedral Art Print by Alchemi Art Framed on wall
It was the perfect gift at the perfect moment! I love this art and the history behind the processes.
from Durham

It’s not a Blog – It’s where I share the Journey…

Calling it a blog seems to be a disservice in some way.  I think of it more like my online diary or journal where I share my journey as an artist and thoughts on all that entails.

If you’re curious about life as an artist then let’s travel together for a while…

Articles about Art and Photography

for the curious...

I am fascinated with light sensitive chemistry and all forms of photography.  Over time this developed into a curiosity about art as well.  If you’ve a curious nature as well then here are some articles I think you’ll love from what is Alternative Photography through to advice on starting you very own art collection.

What is a Cyanotype?
Learn About
The Cyanotype Process
What is a Cyanotype?
Learn About
What is a Lumen Print?
Alternative Photography
What is Alternative Photography?
Alternative Photography
Anna Atkins
Photographic History
Inspired by Anna Atkins – Cyanotypes, Photography and a Female Trail Blazer
Anna Atkins
Collecting Art
Advice to Start Collecting Art
Collecting Art
Cyanotype Tutorial
How to Create a Cyanotype Tutorial
Cyanotype Tutorial
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You can also find me on these social media platforms as well.