Open edition print by V. Rae
Image size: 15 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: Barefoot in the sand, I watched the wave approach, surge around my ankles, froth up to my knees and retreat, dragging and reshaping the particles of life. I love the sea and find waves reliable markers on the course less charted. Depending on wind, tide and current, waves rock and comfort, propel and exhilarate, rise and fall, surge and withdraw, topple and crush. Life circumstances are like waves. We can’t stop them from coming, but we can learn to read the elements and navigate through in comfort and safety.