Hi my name's Liv. I am a land and seascape artist who found a love for painting while spending time in the great outdoors. I aim to capture vast spaces on small canvases by playfully applying color and movement into my pieces. I am available for commissioned work. If you are interested or would like to see other work of mine, check out the blog! I'd love for you to visit.
I have sat down at various points over the last four months trying to define this collection. What does it mean to me? What am I trying to say? What draws me to water? That is the only answer I have come up with. I am drawn to water because it is full of contradiction. It is calm yet chaotic. Life giving yet treacherous. Constant yet unpredictable. It is full of history and necessary to our being. Through painting it, I feel its rhythm and movement and spirit. I aim to capture the beauty in the untouched, applying whimsy with sureness.
But what am I trying to say? All semester I have been searching for it, delaying laying down a foundation of explanations and instead picking up a paintbrush, hoping meaning will appear. However, I have come realize by keeping my purpose undefined, each piece begins living. I am able to place value in the moment and pull what I need from the water, just as I hope the viewer is able to do. Its contradictions become its strengths as we see what we need to see. This collection is adrift.
adrift: (adj.) not anchored; moving with the sea and wind; floating without being moored or steered
As I move forward painting water I hope to continue transforming vast spaces on small canvases. I have set only two parameters: smaller canvases are for larger expanses where shoreline and skyline can exist in a condensed space; larger canvases are for close up, in depth depictions of water entangled with light. This juxtaposition of big meets small and vice versa mimics the contradiction of the waves themselves.
So find what you need – tranquility, a push, reassurance, or relief. Let the water hit your feet as I invite you into my world of miniatures.