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WEST Exhibit #348: Mélange by ArtProfiler – Truthseeker Coasters & Canvas

From the Editors 1 year ago

Exhibiting artist with ArtProfiler, WEST Austin Studio Tour – Truthseeker Coasters & Canvas


Truthseeker Coasters & Canvas is the hobby of ArtProfiler’s creative director and video editor, Randi Turkin, who spends most of her time in front of the computer designing political memes, editing videos and keeping up with the ever expanding ArtProfiler.com. She was introduced to the acrylic pour technique just over a year ago and quickly discovered how cathartic and mesmerizing it is to watch the paint transform into a forest or fairy realm or an ocean wave before her eyes. Many of her pieces somehow end up with owls in them, which is meaningful to Randi because the owl has been her totem animal since she was a child. She finds that she enjoys playing with paint and making a beautiful mess late at night, when the owl flies and after her five-year-old son goes to sleep. He has no idea that she makes a bigger mess than he does.

Acrylic pouring has become a bit of an addiction for Randi, and after awhile (perhaps when her home office somehow turned into a paint studio and the painted tiles became coasters, and then there were painted canvases, trivets and, eventually, magnets) she wondered what in the world she would do with all of these colorful bits of joy. So, she started selling them and putting every penny she makes out of her newfound side hustle into a college fund for her son.

Her paintings are available as prints, bags, pillows, towels, leggings, towels and socks in the ArtProfiler Store.

Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces.

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ArtProfiler is pleased to be hosting 12 artists at this year’s WEST Austin Studio Tour! We’d be so honored if you would swing by to take a peek & visit with us. We are not your typical art tour stop — our exhibit takes place in the home of our creative director where you’ll get a taste of old Austin charm — most of our tour goers grab some refreshments, find a seat on the couch and stay awhile.

*** Artist Talk: Sat 5/18 at 3:00PM ***

You can expect to see oil & acrylic paintings, wood works, assemblage art, print, cloth, video, jewelry & more. Have a look at our event page here.

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