"Amber in the Rain" - mixed media on canvas, 18" x 20"
There is this bright ray of sunshine in Portland, Oregon. She is pink and sparkly and floats through the city streets like a magical orb. She is shiny when others are dull, brilliant when others are dark and dreary, and true to her heart even when it pains her. She is Amber, and this piece is her inspiration.
I believe in unicorns, fairies, dragons and wizards. And that they manifest in people. Come on, you know a few of these, don't you? People who seem sprinkled with pixie dust, enchanted and otherworldly. I have worked for dragons (fire-breathing nasty pieces of work), been mentored by wizards (people who make things work in the world, removing obstacles which seemed insurmountable) and played with fairies (the people who party all night without feeling the effects us mere mortals are plagued by). And I have met a unicorn. A human unicorn pure in spirit and sensitive to negative emotions. A believer in everlasting love and beauty, an enchanted person. Someone who makes you believe in yourself, your goodness, your potential. Someone whose mere presence makes you want to reach higher in your own life.
So when Amber reached out and suggested this piece, I felt magically enchanted and drawn to paint it. Blame it on the pixie dust, but when in the presence of unicorns, we must create without limits.