Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
The rocks in Utah and Colorado are legendary for their colors, shapes, etc. Most photos don’t do them justice. They’ve stood for thousands of years and we’d like to think they’ll always be there, but even rocks can crumble at any given time. This piece has an emotional parallel which reflected my sense of overwhelm at the time.
Rena Shear is an abstract acrylic artist who lives in a western suburb of Boston. She has been painting for the past 30 years, and while she learned to work with many different materials, her focus has always been color. “Color can express emotion in a way that words cannot. When using highly saturated colors, an exchange is set up between them, much like a conversation. The neighboring tones, shapes, and marks create a push and pull element to enhance the visual story that is being told." Rena has always been inspired by the changes in nature, and her travels to places like Hawaii, the Southwest, and Iceland have widely influenced her work. Most of the paintings from her “Inspired by Iceland” series can still be seen on Iceland Naturally’s Facebook page. Rena is determined to return there, and until then, she continues to share her enthusiasm about Iceland’s unique and breathtaking landscape with anyone who shows an interest.