Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 12" x 18"
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: My daughter was asking man-advice the other day, so I suggested she hook up with a Black Oyster Catcher. She glanced at a text message with that, 'I knew I shouldn't have asked' look that most moms recognize, so I continued. 'Kelly, an Oyster Catcher will be loyal for life, help build the nest, share the chores, be there for the kids, give you space and preen your feathers when you're in the mood. Besides, how do you resist a guy who can flip oysters in your mouth with a flick of his beak?