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, a professional artist 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.
Starting an Art Collection
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.
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 Market Square – 30th September ’23
Crafts in the Pen, Skipton – 18th, 19th November ’23
Working with Light Sensitive Chemistry
Some Photographic History
I create art with light sensitive chemistry using processes developed back at the birth of photography in the 19th Century. Photographic history has been fascinating to me for as long as I can remember and forms the starting point for much of my art. The art aspect comes in taking these processes such as the cyanotype beyond what was originally imagined by their inventors all those years ago. If you’re curious about some of this amazing history then check out some of the information below.