Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
Fire Above, Mountain Below was painted during the mass California wildfires from 2015. It is rich in its wishes to be blessed with water as it is surrounded by fire. This painting has a black glitter triangle as homage to Mt. Konocti, the volcano that shadows Clearlake. With gold accents, silver paints, and textured black glitter, this painting plays with different lights casting a mood of wonder.
Rose Ayala is a California native born at the base of the Sierra Nevadas in Nevada City. She attended SAIC and received an AA from Ananda College of Living Wisdom with an emphasis in Inspirational Arts. Her 'real' art education has come from her travels in daily life throughout it all; from WWOOFing in Ireland, to living in a spiritual community in northern Oregon, and all the multitude of trips in between. She gains much of her inspiration from art/music festivals, nature, and introspection. Rose loves the interaction that art can provide within a community and will jump at any opportunity to be a face painter for children's events. Most of her art is created in her secluded studio in a California State Park, where she currently lives with her ranger sister.