Size: 78"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
(SOLD-2014) “After ‘Wishing for Color’ and ‘Wishing for Color II’ sold, different versions of the same scene I have been painting since I was sixteen, a fan contacted me to commission another ‘Wishing for Color’ stretching across five canvases. I was thrilled. The only colors were black and white so, naturally, I accepted and imagined a new version of this same scene, as well as a way to tie them all together, and the buyer was completely open to my creative freedom and absolutely thrilled with what it got him. Though there is a leaf in every painting, and though the scene stretches across them, I chose to change the weather on each canvas and paid special attention to ensure they could stand alone as easily as they stand together. Most notable is the texture of the tree which was enhanced by my twin sister Remmy Ar’emen (RA-art) before my painting began… with sand. Beach sand from my hometown beach Coconut Point in Melbourne, Florida, as it turns out. Hand delivered, and later thrilled to receive and e-mail with a photo of it on his wall!“- M.E.
"Aloha! My name is Mandy Elliott and I'm a self-taught 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, 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. 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 an Artist." -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. :) ]]