Aralyn Doiron left an established art career in the U.S. nearly 10 years ago to make her home in Golden Bay. She is a painter, illustrator and sculptor using reclaimed materials. After painting on windows as a teenager it wasn’t until many years later that she considered applying the technique to her own paintings when her husband, a builder, came home with some wooden framed windows, asking “Can you do something with these?” “They were too nice to throw out.”
The primitive and spontaneous nature of the technique known as "reverse technique" lends itself well to Aralynn’s unique images that tell stories of human experience. This is the opposite of what most of us consider “normal” painting. The tiniest details are the first things painted. For example: to paint an image of a girl in a flowery dress, the details of the print on the dress comes first, then the dress, then the girl, and the grassy hill she is sitting on comes very last! Imagine: building a pizza, but starting with the cheese, followed by toppings, sauce with the crust on top. What a mess that would be!
Aralynhas work in collections in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Scotland, the U.K and New Zealand.