Cyanotypes, Lumen Prints, Mixed Media and much more…
Welcome to Alchemi Art, I’m so glad you came to visit my home on the internet. My name is Mara Louvain and I’m an artist based in North East England on the beautiful Durham Heritage Coast. I work with various processes from 19th century photographic techniques through to the latest digital. However, I love working with old historical processes, using my hands to create the images with my favourites being Cyanotypes and Lumens. I also work with mixed media art and often incorporate these processes into those pieces as well. There is something extra special about an item or artwork made in part or entirely by hand.
Start your Own Collection of Alchemi 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, ‘but 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 for Alchemi Art
I love getting out and about with my art and meeting people. The happens most often with events such as Art Fairs and Markets, although I exhibit in galleries as well.
Durham Market, Durham Market Square – 3rd June ’23.
Tynemouth Market, Tynemouth Station – 4th June ’23.
Crafters Roadshow, Metrocentre – 10th and 11th June ’23
Whitby Art Fair, Whitby Pavillion – 1st and 2nd July ’23.
Art In The Pen, Skipton – 19th, 20th August ’23.
Stanhope Show, Stanhope, County Durham – 9th, 10th September ’23.
Catch Up on the Latest Musings
Over on the blog you’ll find posts about life as an artist, the latest happenings in the studio, musings on life and pretty much anything else I feel like writing about.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.Pablo Picasso
Landmarks of North East England
Do you love where you live? I do, and I’m fortunate enough to live in the North East of England. I love creating art based on the places I visit with my husband and the landmarks we see. From Whitby Steps to Whitley Bay St Marys Lighthouse, Gatesheads Angel of the North to Northumberlands Sycamore Gap and Bamburgh Castle.