Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2016
"This Le'Ruedunfrei sat unfinished even after I finished the seventh and eighth. I had only the textured background in black with a silver opening to the earth-moon-satellite combo that is present in every Le'Ruedunfrei painting. I don't like to force anything onto the painting so I waited and looked at it daily. On the 21st of April, I looked again at the painting and this time it spoke to me. I got the notion it wanted merely colors, in the fashion of the first two on pure impulse, and to allow the viewer to see what they see in the texture since the very nature of the Le'Ruedunfrei series is possibilities. I also dedicate this one to my Dad, Tarzan, because he loves these textured works he can see faces in! Neon colors were used on top of a dry-brushing of white to lighten the tops of the textures to take the color, but there is metallic silver lining the opening to Earth. NOTE: this is a flat piece of canvas so it needs a frame! " -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. :) ]]