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: It's probably no surprise. I'm a color junkie. I started mixing at an early age. No amount of intervention curbed the appetite. At first I was okay just painting with the primary colors red, yellow and blue. But when I learned I could mix and trip on all the hues in a rainbow, I was hooked. Technically, color emerges when light strikes an object and reflects back to the eye. The challenge is to scale above life's distortions until you can see the full spectra of love reflected in every expression of nature. Like the old song says, 'red and yellow, black and white, they're all precious in his sight.'