Size: 14"W x 18"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"I cannot speak for other painters but, I like to have a canvas about I can simply play on between paintings, paint over it, and play some more. On occasion, however, my playing catches on to something I really enjoy the look of, so I follow it. 'Vast Potential' was such a canvas, and you can see some of the textured under-paintings beneath the red, and part of what I really enjoyed about how it turned out when I splattered and added black circles. I knew then, I had to also include the stars, and with neon colors, I ensured it wasn't monochromatic. A simple but powerfully bold abstract that captures the freedom of the vast potential in the universe. I say to myself, I don't know what I am doing, but I know I'm doing it so I just imagine what it looks like in the future. This is a new favorite!" -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. :) ]]