GINA DELUCA ART
Maryland native Gina DeLuca has always dabbled in some art form or another. In her younger years, it was drawing; one of the few things she was allowed to do when she was “grounded”. She has worked with stained glass, pottery, and in later adult years, watercolors; finally discovering the wonders of fluid acrylics in 2018.
Asked about working with Fluid acrylics, also known as Paint Pouring, DeLuca says, “it has a great deal of science at play, fluid dynamics specifically, and so every painting isn’t just a piece of art, but also a science experiment. The possibilities are endless. It’s much like playing an instrument - you can never learn it all, so there’s always something new to try. I think my scientific approach is what has garnered me the success I’ve had on YouTube”. Learning the basics on YouTube, she had a happy accident on a painting that began her obsession with figuring out the whys and hows so that she could recreate it. That happy accident, and the truly unique artwork that resulted from a technique Gina eventually named a “Straight Pour,” was the beginning of the flood of followers for DeLuca on YouTube. Since that moment, she's continued to passionately push the envelope to come up with new, never-been-done techniques.
More focused on the art, craft, and science of her work than on the business of promoting it, her work has none the less found its own legs with requests for commissioned pieces, and with her YouTube videos sharing the methods to her Acrylic Pouring madness. “I discovered acrylic pouring and someone asked me how I did it. I figured the easiest way to explain it was to show them, so I made a video and put it on YouTube. Two years later I had 135k subscribers.” She says, “The biggest challenge is probably coming up with unique ideas and then figuring out how to actually pull them off within the constraints of the medium. And, to a degree, trying to control the chaos of “accidental art” for predictable results that are anything but accidental.” You can see her work at www.ginadeluca.net www.youtube.com/ginadeluca Instagram: @gina_deluca_art TikTok @gina_deluca You can also find the multi-talented Gina DeLuca, and her fabulous guitar chops, featured in the September 2020 issue of Gretsch Magazine.