Revolution taking place
during First Friday in Vevay, Ind.
creating glow in the dark artwork
VEVAY, Ind. (August 2010) For First Friday
on Aug. 6 at the Of Switzerland County store, something
new and invigorating will take place for their Featured Artist Gallery. Local
area artist Justin McNamee will be presenting his Ultra Revolution,
a new and exciting style of painting featuring glow in the dark art
like you have never seen before.
Rainbow is an example
of the neon, glow in the dark
artwork by artist Justin McNamee.
McNamee started painting in 2003 but discovered glow in
the dark paint in 2005. No other medium captivated him like this one,
and like he says, Who doesnt like things that glow in the
McNamee has progressed in his work by having faith in himself to explore
new ideas and teach himself his own unique style, while disregarding
peoples standards of what they consider to be traditional
art. McNamee found that he was never the best at fitting into a
group or being what other people considered normal, and
he has used that to find his redemption on the canvas leading to some
truly unique and wonderful art that you just cannot find anywhere else.
When McNamee first started to work with phosphorescent paint, they made
five colors that came premixed to glow, neon orange, yellow, green,
pink and natural white glow medium. Within the last three years, mcNamee
has started mixing glow medium in with neon red, blue, purple and the
premixed four neon colors, and within the last year has created two
colors of his own Ultra-Teal, and Manic Depression
Blue (deep dark blue), giving him a total of nine colors to choose
from not including natural white medium. He finishes off every
painting with two gloss coats. It preserves the paintings and to him
makes it feel like they can live forever.
McNamee stopped using neon colors for a while and tried something new
just by using the natural glow white with his stain glass style; the
series is called the Hollow Sinners and enjoyed it. He
then returned to neon and natural glow white to make something completely
Its probably my biggest progression, since
I have now started using half the amount of paint and have been getting
twice the effect that I used to.
McNamee has been known to not only use canvas but wood as well for his
art, with a few pieces he has even created three dimensional art giving
it another feel altogether from his paintings.
I love what I do. I consider myself Ultra-Happy.
McNamee is among few artists who have chosen to explore phosphorescent
art, and is completely self-taught. His goal is to help it become a
more recognized and appreciated medium in the art community.
McNamee will be presenting his work in a special Featured Artist Gallery
at the Of Switzerland County store located at 217 Ferry
St. It will be open for viewing starting Aug. 6 with an artist reception,
no reservations required, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where he will be on
hand to meet with the public and answer any questions.
The Ultra Revolution gallery will run through the month
of August and as always, is free to the public and all are encouraged
For information, call Of Switzerland County
at (812) 427-2445.
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