Jury - 2023 CHESTER COUNTY STUDIO TOUR
Nina Yocom is a self-taught artist, born and raised in suburban Philadelphia. Her earliest exposure to fine art was when her mother volunteered in her public elementary schools with a program called “Art Goes to School.” This innovative program exposed her to a variety of artists and their work, along with an understanding of the color wheel and how colors work together. Her father, an award-winning photographer, also influenced her own lens. This background, along with a liberal arts education, cultivated an appreciation for how art is a conduit of connection. As an emerging artist in her early 50s, Nina feels that she is making a radical re-discovery of self, enhanced by the act of creating.
In her work Nina allows the flow of alcohol ink to organically form the structure of her piece. On occasion, she layers acrylic paint over the alcohol ink once it has dried. She also enjoys using fine liner pens to detail over the alcohol ink images. Usually, the artwork can stand alone if she is satisfied with the layout. Either way, she enjoys this medium to express gratitude, hope, healing, and self-acceptance.
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