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Featured Artist : Alison Patron | Du'Terte

Artist Bio / Statement
My name is Alison Patron. I am a watercolor artist, as well as a silk artist. I have been painting watercolors since I can remember. I had a "one-man" show in Switzerland with wonderful success! I have just recently learned the art of painting on silk on a chance trip I took to Burgundy, France a year-and-a-half ago. I have not stopped painting on silk since! 

I was more curious about how the silk would work as a canvas for me. It was exhilarating to say the least! It has changed me as an artist, in that, with silk as a canvas, there are no boundaries. I love how the dye flows on the silk and mixes in the fibers, as well as how the colors are so vibrant. I think I got it bad! 
I design through inspirations from nature, capturing what Mother Nature has given. To me, she is the ultimate artist. That is my passion, to put into a painting whatever takes my breath away.

I use Jacquard Red Label silk dyes. They steam very well, and the outcome is a clear, vibrant color. I also use the Jacquard brand water-based resist, as it washes off very easily after the steaming process. Also, I do not have to add water to the resist, as the consistency is fine for me.

I am happy to share my creative process. I offer classes in my hometown in San Diego, CA. For particulars on the classes, please visit my website,

I have only good things to say about Dharma Trading. They have been a great resource for all the silk painting materials, as well as the silk painting process. They have been great in helping me with my orders, always making sure I am happy with the materials. They are informative as well as supportive of my work. They offer pretty much everything for your silk painting needs. They've found a perpetual customer in me!
Contact Info

Alison Patron

San Diego, CA

Dharma Products Used
Jacquard Silk Colors (Red Label)
Jacquard Silk Colors (Red Label)

Jacquard Red Label Silk Colors are very economical and concentrated. More vibrant colors than the Green Label. Must be steam set!

Jacquard Clear Water Based Resist
Jacquard Clear Water Based Resist

Economical, odorless, non-toxic, washes out with warm water, and can be silk screened!

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