Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2017
Sad Tree captures harshness overwhelmed by beauty. Though we cry outwardly, we can have hope and beauty spring forth planted within by God's love. Passionately rendered in acrylic paint on 11"x14" 100 lb art paper. Certificate of authenticity included. I usually sell prints but for the first time, I am now offering the original for purchase.
People are often surprised and intrigued by my art-I love that.
My hope is that this positive art which God has blessed me with will serve to bring beauty, distraction, joy, and an uplifted spirit.
My name is Mary Sperling. I grew up in a household where my mother did oil paintings and when I expressed interest, she provided me with canvas and paints. I am self-taught and as a child, looked up to my uncle who is also an artist. Enduring an illness like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for more than a decade is rough but there are also some good things I'm not sure I would have experienced otherwise. Maybe for me it took a weakened body to experience the heightened intensity I now do by certain colors, shapes, and sounds. I love color and the way it makes me feel. A few years ago, I remember certain colors coming alive to me. They drew my attention and gave me pleasure to look at. I started experimenting with them. As of late, I've started a new type of art using mixed media. I haven't seen this art style anywhere else and just enjoy expressing myself with bright color and contrasting dark lines.