The inspiration for this painting was the mesmerizing beauty of the approaching storm, consummate, feeling the storm Sea, which, as a mirror reflects all of reality from above. Ease of ships bobbing on the waves of purple with clouds, gives a sense that ships defenseless and strong at the same time. The triptych include 3 pieces of the canvas , 16x20x0.8" each. Ready to hang without frame. Enjoy!
Sailing Before the Storm was created by artist Tanya Hansen in 2016. This art piece is a Paintings artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Abstract, Expressionism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Nature, Seascape. The artwork was created in Acrylic. The size of the original art is 48 (inches) H x 20 (inches) W.
Words which artist Tanya Hansen feels best describe this work of art are: seascape, abstract seascape, sailing, , ships, .
My paintings are largely autobiographical, an acute observation of the constant transformation of everything that enters my life. The bridge linking life and art is the surface I work upon in graphic design. By immersing myself in it, I go beyond myself, and become increasingly free. I use it to investigate, explore, manipulate and ultimately celebrate the way in which we see, in which we perceive things. This becomes a valuable exchange, a window between two worlds — an inner one and an outer one.
Painting, like and life itself, is a journey. I visualize what I want to achieve yet without the knowledge of how I am going to reach my destination. My satisfaction results not from my successful arrival, but from the discoveries and inventions I encounter en route.
My journey begins with feeling, then thought. Shape and color follow with the harmony between texture and gesture being my obsession. As I symbolically gather the pieces of the puzzle, my main interest, my subject is the light, the subtle equilibrium between light and shadow. The complex interaction between memories and the idea of memory is my theme. What is interesting is what is timeless, neither a reflection of the current day not the nostalgia of the past but that which endures. The ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Each painting is unique just as each viewer's experience of it is unique. African motives, human emotions, animals, trees, minimalist in nature and undiscovered realms still compositions emphasize the relation between the individual and the collective dimension in the sense that the work stands as both a subjective testament in the space of recollection and a public memory in the contemporary setting. It all represents a diary in images. I propose. I do not impose.