48" x 60" x 2" Acrylic on Canvas. This piece has painted, gallery-wrapped edges, and is wired for hanging. This original work is for sale. There are prints of this piece available on paper or canvas.
Creating anthropomorphic characters is a big part of how I exercise my imagination. As a child my mother regularly took me and my siblings to the local zoo. This exposure to a wide variety of animals had a large impact on my daydreams. As an adult I found that I coped with the stress of life by doodling caricatures of my teachers or professors, often making them into animals. This has carried over into my paintings, and is a strong theme throughout my work. When I was taking a hike along the coastline of New Zealand, I stumbled across a large group of seals. To be honest, they startled me; I was not expecting them, and they blended in with the rocks so well that I intially did not know that I was seeing seals! For a long time I have been thinking of how to incorporate these sleek and velvety creatures into one of my paintings.
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'Tres Giraffiti' ©2016, Alexandra Hall, All Rights Reserved.
SELKIE SEAL TALES Original Acrylic Painting 48" x 60"
"My imaginative spirit is born from the people who inspired me to dream, to see things differently and to live fearlessly. Every work is influenced by hundreds of little moments and extraordinary experiences. In my pieces I try to bring some whimsy into the mundane. It is my hope that I force my audience to exercise their imagination, that my works inspire conversation and that they evoke joy."