Size: 24"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I chose the title, Coming Alive With You, for a relationship I have. When you are becoming so close to someone - someone you can spend your life with, someone you can spend eternity with, someone you love more than anything - you feel like you are coming alive. That is what this is about. The bright, colorful energy spills out of this painting - you may see rushing clouds, or the universe in an energetic display of color including reds, blues and greens.
I created this abstract, contemporary, modern piece recently as a way to celebrate the love, celebrate the relationship and say, yes, I am getting closer, I am committing to a stronger relationship every day, knowing that this is for me and I love the feeling of coming alive.
My inspiration in creating this piece was initially a pattern of clouds that I watched during a sunset a few weeks ago. I could have painted the multi-hued blue sky, the clouds and remembered the moment as beautiful and serene. But I took the painting much further as I added more color and energy so that I could get it to the point where it is now - a painting with a deeper meaning, a deeper thought, a trust, a life, coming alive with you.
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Linda Bailey is a Durham, NC self-taught artist best known for her large-size original abstract and contemporary paintings. Her paintings are categorized on her website in these styles: Textural and Pure Abstracts, Fluid and Flow, Landscapes, Seascapes, and Florals. Linda has donated art work to raise money for a Children’s Home in Oxford, NC, and for Freedom Global, an organization that creates sustainable solutions to alleviating poverty. Linda's art is also featured in the Corporate World – Washington, DC; Bel Air, MD; Baton Rouge, LA; and Morrisville, NC, but most of her work is enjoyed in the homes of her art collectors. 2008 River Road Art Show - Baton Rouge LA 2013 Scapes Juried Show - Durham NC 2013 New Perspectives of the Unordinary - Durham NC 2014 & 2015 20th Annual Sweet Arts Auction &Fundraiser - Durham NC 2015 Exhibit at Truly Free Restaurant - Baton Rouge 2016 Swing Into Spring - Auction & Fundraiser - Durham NC 2016 Member Showcase Durham Art Guild - Durham NC 2017 Swing Into Spring - Auction & Fundraiser - Durham NC 2017 Member Showcase Durham Art Guild - Durham NC