Brown Forest Ink
Peacock Feather Ink
Dreamscape 11 Ink
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I am a fine arts painter who works in acrylic and oil mediums. I specialize in surreal and abstract styles with vibrant use of color. I have also recently started working with Alcohol inks making dreamscapes and abstract pieces and currently have many Alcohol ink pieces on loan to Gallery 104, in Edinboro, PA. I will also be showing my work at Waterfire Sharon in this year. For more info and more samples of my work visit my website, www.SokolStudios.com
I knew at an early age that I would be an artist. I was always drawing or painting, and would look at my surroundings as if looking at a painting. So, I went to Edinboro University of PA where I received a BFA in painting. The goal was to go on for a MFA and to teach in College, but life I guess had its way of not working out that way...I met a great guy, got married and we started a family. For the past 12 years I have spent ALL of my time as a mom, wife and full time Timeshare Closing Agent. I never could find any solid time to work on my art. So I decided that this new year 2016 would be the start to a "better than I was last year" me. I quit my job of over 9 years so that I can now devote ALL of my time (well, at least the free time I actually have when the kids are in school and the house is clean) to actually BE an artist.
I have recently been experimenting with alcohol inks and fluid acrylic paints. These mediums are both free flowing and allow me to manipulate them in various ways. It is exciting and very unpredictable. It is still hard for me to let go of the thought that art has to look a certain way, but I am learning to LET GO AND HAVE FUN!