Size: 7"W x 4"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
(SOLD-2014) “Buying new paint can be both exciting and nervous. For me, I often feel an overwhelming flood of inspiration and never know what to do with it. In this case, the coppery metallic paint was my new buy, and I decided to cover my canvas in it not just by painting it, but also pressing a paper to it in order to raise some of the excess paint. Excited by this, and a deep purple I had, I chose to do the same thing but with the paint on the paper first, then pressed to the canvas. It was only after it dried that I looked at the ridges to see what I saw. It was on these ridges I painted the battle seen now and named for. The luna moth wing is genuine and was found in a spider’s web. Before I uploaded it to sale, it was inquired of and purchased through social media to a returning patron of mine. To this day, one of my favorite pieces.“- M.E.
"Aloha! My name is Mandy Elliott and I'm a self-taught Vango Artist originally from the Space Coast of Florida and now residing in the Heart of Virginia. Creating isn't just a passion for me, it's a part of me. I come from a background of artists, musicians, mechanics, engineers, and carpenters. One thing we all have in common is an ability to imagine something and then make it real. Some of us also share the ability to understand what others imagine and make that real. We are inventors and innovators. It's those skills which got me through a troubled home we called "Hells Gate", and gave me success in the corporate world from Sales to Escalations Management. None of that fulfilled me though, and I had to ask myself why I limiting myself when I could unleash myself into something I love? Art. I'd been creating and selling my Art since 1998, but in 2010 I dove in to the part of me that creates from the inside and found my preferred medium is paint. I've showcased in Melbourne Florida, Orlando Florida, Historic Kissimmee Florida, Cincinnati Ohio, and since September 2016 I have Artwork in an Earth Art collection in Space, courtesy of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. #WeTheExplorers ... I watched NASA launch shuttles from the Cape, viewed from my back yard as a kid, and now I have Art in Space. I'd say my life is complete but... creating Art isn't something I can just turn off anymore. I am a Painter." -M.E. ______________________ _______________________ [[ All artworks protectively sealed, ready to hang, professionally shipped with a certificate of authenticity (CoA), Artist Pamphlet, "Talking About Art is Hard..." greeting card to give insight and talking points about your specific painting(s), and a hand written note from the Artist. Sometimes, they also include surprise bonus art, and/or discounts on commissions! Just because. :) ]]