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Oils, pastels...Vodka!<br />
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Artist Anna Mazek McDermott (55) has come up with a unique new technique to capture the shimmering light of the south west of Britain...By adding Russian Standard vodka to her paints.<br />
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Anna's 'Eureka' moment came after watching the effect caused when someone spilt vodka into an oily puddle at a pub in Topsham in Devon.<br />
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After many months of experiment with various brand of the colourless spirit and in combination with alumunium foil in place of canvas she finally hit upon a top secret method that produces an irridescent effect similar to a butterflies wing that has led to her work fluttering off the walls of galleries faster than she can paint them.<br />
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"Everyone asks me if I drink while I work but I don't really like vodka, I prefer Guinness, so I'm not tempted to drink my supplies."