Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 12" x 18"
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 art-speak, I used to be a Realist. Then I met the Mentor. Within weeks her outstretched arms and admonitions breached the borders of form and convention, releasing in me the freedom of unrestrained expression. For years I labored to produce mirror image reflections of life. Now I step through the murre and paint what I see.