WHAT A BOAR
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: When people ask about my painting style, I tell them I paint expressions. In truth, all art is expression, but not all art is expressive. When successful, I witness a variety of emotional responses as the painting engages the observer at a transcendent level reserved for the moment. The exchange is not always warm. The flip side of smiling ooos and ahhs can be introspective silence and pensive contemplation, all of which are positive responses to art. The point is refreshingly simple; successful creative expression seduces the spirit, unsuccessful does not. Hope I didn't boar you.