Alene Sirott-Cope is a professional graphic designer, potter, mixed media artist, art director, and art educator in several universities in the New England area. A graduate of Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA, Alene majored in Advertising Design with a minor in Photography. She uses this expertise in all of her pieces, focusing especially on color, shape, and texture. She enjoys experimenting with assorted production techniques to find new combinations that produce interesting 2- and 3-dimensional mixed media art. One such line consists of pet products and gift portraits, cards and photography, entitled “Paws for Thought”.
“My art has evolved many times in a variety of media. My latest creations involve alcohol inks. I love the vivid colors and the way these colors morph when the inks blend together. They take on a life of their own and are truly serendipitous. The outcome is similar to water colors but alcohol ink can be applied to many different substrates. I use these inks for many of my pet portrait backgrounds.”
Alcohol Inks were recognized as a scrapbooking technique, but are now utilized in fine art, as well. Alene teaches workshops to introduce this form of painting to others who are not familiar with it’s properties.
“In my photographs, my love of dogs combined with vibrant color, technology, and design have allowed me to explore this outlet to illustrate canine emotion and devotion. My pet portraits strive to portray the personality of the dogs and other pets.”
Alene’s work has been highlighted in publications such as The Crafts Report”, Art Calendar cover, Boston Globe, The Nashua Telegraph, The Hollis Brookline Journal, The Lowell Sun, Funeria “Art Honors Life”, Polymer Cafe magazine, 1000 Dog Portraits, NH Chronicle, and HGTV’s “That’s Clever”. Her work appears in galleries, catalogs, gift shops and several online art sites. Selected works are showcased in the homes of several celebrities and politicians.