Good morning friends, how are you? Autumn is definitely here, in full swing actually… But I’m still dreaming of all the days spent on Danish and north German beaches and imagining my next trip to the coast again. Seeing the work of Raven Roxanne in my inbox recently gave me some good energy, since her Seashore Birds paintings made me smile and think of happy times chasing my little boy with his sandy blonde hair and bare bum down pristine beaches. And always chasing seashore birds.
I wrote about 8 Southern (United States) artists four years ago here and one of those artists was abstract and impressionist painter Raven Roxane located in Charleston, South Carolina. I never forgot about her.
“My artistic practice is a response to the colors, energies, textures, and composition of my life,” Raven says. I can see that in her work, which is why I believe I’m drawn to it in the first place.
Raven continues, “I have created a lifestyle surrounding my work, thriving on the strength of women, the beauty of imperfection, and the harmony of mental and physical well-being of the figure.”
This is such a lovely statement. I had to sit with it for a moment and let it sink in…
I’m so inspired by her artwork, it’s dreamy and feminine and the colors are always such a delight. I particularly connect to Seabirds though because of the overall theme but also the muted colors are much more soothing to me and what I would use in my home.
I want to call attention to a really HELPFUL blog post that Raven wrote recently because I believe it will be interesting for many of you to read. It’s called, What I Learned Along The Way. In the piece, Raven gives some solid advice to artists and anyone really who wants to grow their business.
Most of the photos in this post were shoot by Elizabeth Ervin, so be sure to check out her portfolio online because it’s just stunning - and also her ‘journal’ has loads of fantastic photos. Also, check out VE magazine for more about Raven and her fantastic life as an artist.
If you’d like to own a print or an original of her work, please visit her website or contact her directly to talk about it. Her prints are available online and also some of her original paintings too, or I’m sure you can commission a piece if you have a special project in mind.
Have a lovely Wednesday!