Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 12" 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: In my passion to paint expressions, I run across a lot of moms. Like the walls of a house, moms provide comfort from within and protection from without. On the interior walls of mom’s heart hang expressions of love, peace, joy, kindness and patience. Her exterior is sided in wisdom, savvy and commitment. I know there are some mom walls that confine, rather than protect; walls that are bare, or hung in pain and neglect. But I also know a single act of art can melt that bare, cold heart.