Mixed-media artist Terrence Loftus reimagines old styles with new techniques.
“The art is knowing when to stop,” says Loftus. “What I’ve learned is to apply the focus towards the proper application, the results creating a depth to the chemical reaction. Every drop is different; every drop can be controlled.” Loftus often uses materials at hand, such as perfumes, colognes, or rubbing alcohol to achieve reactions in various paints.
Terrence Loftus has been on his artistic journey for 15 years, and has explored pastels, watercolors, inks, acrylics, and oils, before evolving to his current mixed media work. During his exploration, he worked with his hands instead of brushes, and wanted to return to that form, to see what his new work would be like when approached with an older style.
“It was an exhausting process that I definitely don’t see taking over as my dominate style, it certainly turned in to some interesting art though,” says Loftus. “The name, ‘A Touch of Color’, refers to graphic subtle hints of color in the pieces done primarily by the movements of my hands.”
Loftus’ work has focused on swirling patterns, reminiscent of Tim Burton’s “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” and that edge has not been lost in his current work. “I felt this was the perfect time to debut this exhibit, setting the scene for the season with Halloween being right around the corner,” says Loftus.