Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 18" x 12"
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.
Artist's narrative: Thoughts that find form through anger, or fright, don’t scar the soul until they take flight. Words are like art strokes under hot sun; once the paint sets there’s nowhere to run. I wonder, at times, whether two ears and one mouth were composed so we’ll listen twice as much as we spout. And it’s curious that 'anger' is also called 'mad', though lack of restraint often turns out quite bad. So I guess it is…'crazy'…to think spewing in rage won’t lay out the set on a very dark stage. Anger can snuff out the flame of sound reason. Wisdom calms storms and invites a new season.