My paintings expose darkness and secrecy. In them, I indulge shame, guilt, rage, and despair—yet still, express triumph and survival. I pair ugliness with beauty, torment with comfort, anger with compliance, and anguish with hope.
I tend to explore women’s issues including growing up, suppression, domination, control, abuse, empowerment, self-esteem, and other facets of our existence. By juxtaposing innocence with power, naiveté with control, inexperience with sophistication, cute with disturbing, sweet with angry, pink with black, my images can mean many things to many people—and not just of one gender.
Childhood exploration of flea markets and antique shops with my mother and my father’s love of history have combined in me. I have a passion for all things historical, but especially those that affected or represented the lives of women.
Years of collecting and studying antique clothing, fabrics, books, and other sundries aid me in my works. Wherever I falter in communicating my thoughts, I entrust my images to speak for me.
Our paintings are all 100% handmade.
Brand Name: ArtsByRay
Type: Oil Paintings
Support Base: Canvas
Technics: Hand Painted
Shape: Vertical Rectangle
Frame: Not included
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