Sandrine Colson-Inmank me.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in the Visual Arts?
I have always imagined myself as a teller of “stories” except that images, landscapes, colors, flowers, mixed media, sculptures, paintings, and other ways of expressing myself as an artist using colors, materials and textures, are my ways of telling stories. Most of my pieces have a story to tell. Some for the viewer to find on their own, some more guided through my brush or the theme of the piece.
“Story” is defined in the dictionary in two ways:
“an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.
an account of past events in someone's life or in the evolution of something.”
I’d like to add a third way to these definitions: 3. an account of one’s emotional journey.
International Master Artist® Candidate
I am a versatile artist working in acrylic and mixed media compositions. "The compositions are abstract, referencing natural forms and movement, filled with bright paint swirls, playful paper cut-outs, and three-dimensional objects, resulting in richly textured abstract canvases with intricate layering." My work is a continuing experimentation with form, color, and medium. It is a snap-shot representation of stories that unveil under my brush, or through various mixed-media, letting innovation and creativity materialize on the canvas, leaving the viewer to his or her imagination to finish the story I started, making imagination, visible.
Sandrine Colson signs her work as Sanya and Sandrine. Born in Provence, France, she is a world traveler and has visited many countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. She lived in France, various parts of the US, and now resides in Boston. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries, museums and other venues throughout New England, the US as well as Europe: France and Spain.
Sandrine, emphasizes the importance of having fun while making art and that play is part of her process. Her work is organic, playful, and immediate. She reacts to the motion of the materials and makes artistic choices as the artwork evolves.
Some of her favorite tools and materials are spray bottle, straw, paint brush, matte medium gel, cardboard, enamel, and, rubbing alcohol. Layer by layer she builds the surface and takes a Japanese aesthetic philosophical approach to the work
"I do not mind happy accidents."
It is as if the accidents start a new conversation and take the artwork in a new direction.
Her studio is based in Charlestown, MA. She is presently focusing on mastering her art as a painter, mixed media and jewelry artist.