Guys!! ....Guys. You have to look at this for a second. I was browsing around looking for something to be inspired by today, and LOOK what I landed! This abstract art is by Mary Ann Wakeley, a self-taught artist who graciously allowed me to share her work with you only less than an hour ago. I was so surprised to get such a quick and friendly response from her after I just asked if I could post her work this morning, and I couldn't get her work out of my head and was a little bit disgruntled at the thought of posting about anything else this morning. That's kind of whiney, isn't it? I know, I know.
Aside from blogging, I had just finished reading a message from a new friend who is getting married next April, and my mom is making a custom veil for her! She sent me the sweetest message along with photos of her dress, which, when I saw, had to muster up all my strength not to cry. I suppose I'll be blabbing away at the wedding as usual. Today must be some kind of emotional lapse or something, ha.
Anyway! Hope you like bright, light art filled with free motion:
Top painting: May Day
Bottom painting: Dressage
I love Mary Ann's description of her artwork, especially this:
"Each work is created intuitively without a preconceived idea. Often I have the sense of painting time itself and what is suspended in it. But this is just an idea after the fact, not something that I set out to depict intentionally. Titles allow me to play with words and language--a way to offer another dimension to the work."
Her method of painting reflects the way I do my own work. I love how art frees my mind and allows me to get lost in another world, if you know what I mean. I love the entire process...but when I step back and realize a piece is finished, it's such a complete feeling. Do you feel like that with your work as well?
I just HAVE to add one more of Mary Ann's paintings.
Painting: Rain Dance
Gosh, I'm swooning over her work! If you feel the same way, you can see more of her work via her website or through flickr.
*Update: Some of you were asking if she sells prints, and YAY, she does!
You can get prints of her originals here and here.