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: At times, I’m uncertain whether my occasional artist block is the result of ADHD (Art Deficit Hypercritic Disorder) or late onset Dumbentia, but it is frustrating. My mind goes, V let’s paint! But my spirit says, Nah, just don’t feel like it. Rather cozy up and binge watch Netflix. That’s when I start to organize. By organize, I mean stuffing things where I won’t remember I put them after the fog lifts from my creative spirit. That kick-in-the-brush usually occurs when a young Lynx takes command of my studio deck, or nature simply places the beauty of life in overpowering perspective.