By: Kara Aleece
Letting go of bad things can be just as hard or harder than enjoying good things. The beauty of good tends to evaporate quickly, while negative notions seem to have helium and stick-to-itiveness. We have to mentally and physically let them go… so we can be free. “I have the hardest time letting people go,” explains the artist. “I painted this and each balloon to symbolize the act of letting go. There are things I still hold onto though, but I am forever a work in progress.”
Details: Size: 16×20 // Medium: Oil on Canvas // Made in Montana with Love
Kara Aleece studied Fine Art Painting and Fine Art Printmaking at the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, CA. The Montana-native defers to experimentation through varied mark-making techniques and creative mediums within her body of work. Her expertise lies in her innate ability to create soothing, layered pieces that entice further study and delight in the details and nuances of discovery. Kara’s printmaking and ink drawings speak directly to emotional anxiety and the overwhelming affliction set upon those who suffer from this distress. The artist intends to shine a light on mental illness and the chaotic nature that prevails in the mind by offering a moment of solace and respite through her calming and compelling paintings. Ethereal by design, her paintings range in subject matter revealing a combination of still life, portraits, abstracts and landscapes.