Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 12" 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: Flashing blades of sunlight pierced the emerald canopy as I pad reverently through the old Sitka spruce, pondering how life transcends the living. Sensing a kindred spirit, the old Tlingit Grizzly slipped from his totem, hitched a ride in my soul, and quietly emerged from a swirling whirlpool of color. The ancient ones called him Spirit Messenger.