”You must construct a circle mentally, a circle of light and intention,” quoted from Stanislavsky, is the first step of the creative process of Contemporary Mixed Media Artist, Elaine Soltis.
Her layering of mono print, collage, and embellishment, starts with positive thought affirmation, symbol, or image. It is an introduction to 60 seconds of a lasting imprint and story. Also, there is the freedom to recycle, mark, abandon, and edit.
Elaine writes, “Trusting in what you cannot see is not an easy thing to do. It comes from confidence in your personal daily encounters. Years, of working with highly pigmented seasonal French Beaute’ product, art medium instruction in chemical action and reaction, and journaling of the ordinary day, have provided many tools of choice.
“It is a spiritual connection to what I feel, though, that makes the difference. Lovely energy, random coming out of nowhere, the intuitive painting evolves out of the process of how, why, and when. The more I let it flow, the more organic in form, a beautiful purity is found.”
Elaine Soltis has been both mentor and teacher to other artists. While creating original design, a valued exchange of experience and friendship develops. The end result of classroom, studio time, exhibitions, gallery showings, and invitationals, is, that there is no end to ideas, potential, and grace.
Elaine is currently a Studio Artist at Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading, PA. She has had the cumulative eight years experience of interviewing other Artists in the region, for cable television, BCTV. Working as a Promotional Trainer and Colorist for French designed Beaute’, has given Elaine, highly impacted vibrancy to her palettes. Belonging, heart and soul, to awareness of Wellness, her gratitude is given for being a 25 year Reiki Master. Retiring from Actor’s Equity, she had been a 20 year Union Member, with stage, voice over, modeling, and commercial engagements.