Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 16 1/2" 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: Twelve feet apart on a vertical plain, yet separated by two dimensions. I must have been a sight! Snorkel pooched lips, smashed nose, bulging eyes staring in wonder through mascara streaked glass, propelled afloat by day-glow green flippers. Gazing up, the powerful strokes of her quiet and gentle spirit lured mine to the crystalline depths. I now wear the shell of my insecurities with grace and a smile.