Open edition print by V. Rae
Also available as a print on metal here
Image size: 12" x 16"
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: From the moment I became cognizant of my cognitive cognition I knew I was hooked. Gliding swan, wobbly legged lambs, spawning red salmon invoked in me a passion to capture reflections of life from my coloring box. But the Circle Of Life did give me pause. Predators, hunger, abandoned newborns…was I exempt from the dark side of the Circle of Life? In time, I realized my safeguard is the human freedom to make choices that protect and empower. The problem? I couldn’t find a warranty. I didn’t trust the result of my choices would all be positive. I wanted a guarantee that even my worst decisions would bear the natural consequence of forgiveness and personal growth, regardless of discomfort. I searched and, after time, found an insurance plan that didn’t cost my freedom of choice. It simply entrusts the results to the author of the circle of life, and life beyond the circle.