Our artist of the day today is Vicki Rae, who currently resides in White Rock, BC. She received formal training at the Lorenzo di Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy and is otherwise ‘self taught’. A Vancouverite with Native Canadian and South African roots Vicki has explored various themes such as safari and other wildlife subjects, dance and human experience, spirituality and psychology.
Using a striking, vivid pallet, expressionism and the full spectrum of human emotion Vicki’s body of work honours and embraces the light and the shadow, and en masse, is a captivating visual journal of her life and experiences.
“Employing intuition as a guide and raw emotion as fuel, I give all of myself to my Art. I engage with each piece, as if it is dance, and allowing the painting to lead me. I aim to reveal it’s unique energy; it’s voice and the story it has to tell.”
“My personal journey is one that has moved through the tribulation of addiction and recovery to a positive place of joy and growth. I have transformed a life of suffering into a life filled with beauty and adventure. Using a striking, vivid pallet, expressionism and the full spectrum of human emotion, my work focuses on recovery and resurrection, while examining themes as diverse as psychological states, dance and the visual kaleidoscope of the animal kingdom. By replacing self destructive addictions and behaviour/thought patterns with uplifting and self affirming practices I’ve healed myself and my world from the inside out. My work is raw, honest and charged with emotion.”
Vicki Rae will be showcasing her work at the annual Art World Expo on May 2nd, 2014 at Telus World of Science in Vancouver, BC.
For more of her work check out her website…