Size: 5"W x 7"H x 0.125"D
Year Created: 2017
I enjoy exploring the world of animals and their variety of personalities. I appreciate the power and gentleness of horses I have known.
This work uses acrylic paint and mediums in layers to create depth and texture.
My paintings have been categorized by others as Surrealistic, Expressionistic and Cubistic among other things. These styles use exaggeration and fantasy to express feelings, dreams and unconscious thoughts.
My name is Mary DeLave. Welcome to my Vango Art site I have been mesmerized by creating images as long as I can remember. I drew and doodled on just about any empty piece of paper, but when I was given my first sketch book at about the age of 9 it helped me to focus my art. Many of my painting ideas come from sketchbooks that I have filled with drawings, dreams and scenes from everyday life including ones that were done many years ago. I majored in Architecture at Washington University in St Louis Missouri and had a wonderful time exploring creative concepts in the Architecture program and also took classes in fine art. After graduating I decided a career in Architecture was a bit too structured to continue my particular brand of creative explorations. I focused on developing my style and exploring various mediums after graduating while working at various part time jobs. As I developed my style I started to sell my creations and gradually became a full time artist. I currently reside in the San Francisco Bay area in California.