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Distant Brilliance

16"W x 12"H x 0.8"D

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Alexis Baranek

SPRING CITY, TN

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: textured, fantasy, sunny, original, imagination, imaginative, abstract, modern, sulight, irridescent, metallic, green, yellow, blue, orange, texture, color, forest, trees

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2010

Ready to Hang

This piece is done in a more impressionistic style with a few collage elements for texture and metallic paint for accents which may not show up well in a photograph but the painting has a glow about it. It is also part of the Florida "view from home" series. The sun was shining behind the forest and could be seen more where the path went into the woods so I decided to push the colors. The painting has painted sides on stretched canvas and is ready to hang.

I am a self-taught artist who has been painting and learning for around 50 years. In addition to high school art classes I've learned by doing, failing, observing and studying various books by a number of artists. I was born in St. Augustine, Florida and as a teenager lived next to a successful artist whose studio I enjoyed seeing and who gave me various pointers. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the US and a very "artsy" place. I have lived a number of other places, all of which added inspiration to be creative in their own way. In Florida I was a charter member of the local art league and exhibited and sold paintings in their venues, at a local state park's art shop, restaurants and even windows in the local mall as well as online. My husband and I are retired and we recently moved to Spring City, Tennessee, which is quaint and surrounded by mountains. We live on a hill with a view of the lake and mountains so even going outside is an inspiration. I hope that my art is something that adds beauty and joy to the lives of those that have my paintings, which are in collections around the United States as well as Canada and England.

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