Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"Mother Earth No. 809 has wings inspired by the Luna Moth, feathers inspired by the Red Tailed Hawk, a leaf inspired by the Birch Tree, and a necklace inspired by caterpillars. The background is actually lighter around the center on account of the black being mixed with a touch of white and neon blue and purple. Slightly noticeable in the image (best seen in person at an angle) is the iridescent blue that covers the wings and her eyes (which are half blue, half green otherwise so, if you can't tell which, that's why). I am very pleased with how androgynous she came out, and how well my impulsive color choices ultimately came together. Unlike 808, 809 is labeled with my signature in the lower right corner where my swirling offered the perfect ribbon. She was painted with love and intent to bring peace and joy to the home she hangs within." -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. :) ]]