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: Francis Bacon said the best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. Whether the dark realism of the Baroque period, or my freestyle expressions, it’s true that a portrait portrays only a frozen moment in time. That doesn’t diminish the beauty of the painting, but life composition is in continuous motion and no picture can capture the dynamic. Take polar bear twins sampling their first view of life. The casual observer sees endearing little white fur balls. The attentive artist sees a swirling vortex of color as light rebounds from the inquisitive new energy. I paint what I see, but capture only a reflective moment of the best part of beauty.