Artist: JP Whiting
Collection: First 50
Medium/Material: Alcohol ink on fiberboard
Created: May 2018
Dimensions: 39 3/8″ x 23 5/8 ” x 1 3/8 ”
Weight: 14 lbs 2 oz
Layout: Portrait/Vertical
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Status: Sold


The inspiration of this piece is Amethyst Cove – a steep ridged beach in Nova Scotia, Canada. Adventurers at Amethyst Cove can find amethyst, agate and other fascinating rock formations if they are willing to look for it. The steep cliff is outfitted with ropes to help you along the lush green forest. The lapping dried ink technique mimics the hidden gems in the geology of the rock. Hints of gold in this piece catch sunlight and glisten with the earthy tones of mossy green. The horizon gently welcomes you deeper into the painting.

Room photo courtesy of Paula Magnani Freitas.

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JP Whiting is a emerging abstract artist based in Calgary, Alberta. She uses a concoction of glycol ether, isopropyl alcohol and alcohol ink as her medium. Her inks are poured on solid art boards and controlled by a heat gun and/or gravity by tilting the board. JP Whiting's method is as unique as it is vibrant. "When left in the hands of gravity and chemical reaction, ink can perform an incredibly beautiful dance. For me, this capture parallels a photo of a galaxy, or a cut geode, maybe a view of riverbanks or coral reefs from outer space. There is a familiarity that even in my studio, the same universal laws and visual language are at play."


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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