My name is Carrie Frietchen and I am an abstract artist located in the Pacific Northwest. Drawn to the meditative nature of fluid art, I particularly enjoy manipulating epoxy resin and alcohol inks to create eye-catching pieces, rich in both visual and physical texture. My work is mostly intuitive, however I also draw inspiration from the beauty of nature that I’m fortunate enough to live amongst. Seascapes and geodes I find especially beautiful, and often find myself attempting to replicate by adding 3-D elements -sometimes even real crystals. Organic textures are also a large inspiration of mine, and the effects that fluid art produce is just as mesmerizing to create as it is to look at. ~ carrieaf
20×24” alcohol ink painting on Yupo paper, mounted to cradled birch wood. A glossy resin top coat seals the painting in and allows crystals, crushed glass, and gold leaf to be added for texture.
Alcohol ink painting on Yupo paper. Heat is used to achieve this wispy effect.
Acrylic painting on canvas with silver leaf. Glitter resin top coat with crushed glass embellishments has been added for shine and texture.
Resin geode painting using pigments and paint to add color, with crystals and crushed glass added for texture and shine.
3 layers of dyed resin on cradled wood panel. The rocky coastline has been created using artist concrete and acrylic paint.
Resin geode painting on cradled wood panel. Crushed glass, acrylic chunks and natural quartz crystal points have been added for shine and texture.