Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
((SPRING CLEAN SALE: was $300)) "At first, only featuring the layers of swirling background blues with hints of purple, before I was finished I saw the slight cliff with a small cropping of trees upon it in my mind, within the paint. As I was painting them, I saw the castle, and so, painted that too. But it was only when I was painting the reflection in the water that I understood where it was all going; the Castle was dreaming about being just a tree among trees... Something we can all relate to at some time or another. Please note, there is pearl-white paint on the moon and where it's light touches the castle and landscape; similarly the water reflects iridescent blue on the surface and under the cliff so, this is a very light-friendly painting that should have more than one light source/angle for optimal viewing." -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. :) ]]