Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 12" X 16"
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: Partnering is a lot like double handed sailing. It's not about who’s captain, it's about complimentary skills, communication and covering each other's back. Only then are we prepared to navigate the strong wind and steep seas that life will inevitably toss our direction. One of the best tools to sustain the journey is a Marlin Spike. When partners are skilled in its use, they can untie knots that tighten under tension, separate and splice together severed strands stronger than before, and defend against hostile boarding parties. So chart your course, cast off your lines and set sail. Just don’t forget your Marlin Spike.