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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, 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.


Seven Sisters Cyanotype Art Print by Alchemi Art

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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 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.

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 Market Square – 30th September ’23

Crafts in the Pen, Skipton – 18th, 19th November ’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

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.

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Lumen Prints
What is Alternative Photography?
Photographic History
Inspired by Anna Atkins – Cyanotypes, Photography and a Female Trail Blazer
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