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V Rae

Whether sailing Alaska coastal waters or snorkeling Hawaiian shores, V Rae chronicles natural life through bold portraits that leap from the canvas to your heart.  Defying convention in a startling fusion of color and negative space, V paints Freestyle Expressions that transport each personal encounter through time and space, sharing with the world her seamless blend of art, nature and individual personality.

Like Humpback whales, V migrates between Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii each year painting from platforms frequented by her subjects.  V is Artist In Residence at the Alaska Zoo and Alaska SeaLife Center marine research and sanctuary.  A growing body of V Rae Freestyle Expressions are featured in zoos, aquariums, national parks and galleries across the Continental United States.

Each year a portion of V's work is dedicated to wildlife preservation efforts that protect and sustain the natural tension between subsistence and conservation unique to Alaska and Hawaii, as well as non-profit humanitarian outreach.