Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 16" 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: I married an octopus. His name is Frank. He’s an intelligent problem solver with an extraordinary sense of touch; so extraordinary he can taste what he touches, which also makes him a creative chef. He’s strong and self assured, but not aggressive. When he senses discomfort on the incoming tide he disguises himself in camouflage, or mimicry, as the source of the threat floats by totally unaware of his presence…usually at art fundraisers. His secondary defense is a stage-left bolt behind a cloud of dark ink. Really. At stuffy social events I’ve seen Frank literally blend into bottom sand and drift to the bar as swaying green kelp. But the best part is back home, wrapped in the tentacles of his love and suction tingling undulation adulation.