Frozen cactus, oil on canvas, 16”x20″


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I couldn’t wait to paint some cacti after seeing them in Arizona. But again, painting cactus in desert sounds routine. So here I use conceptual contrast as I did before. Snow mountain would be a good contrast to desert dune. The plant has to change too if I want to put them on snowy landscape. Desert is hot, the opposite side is cold. Then how about frozen one? The cacti are still alive. They grow in the ice age climate. Their spikes are white icicles.

For this piece I didn’t put any animal in there as size reference. If this was the ice age situation, there might not be that many animals running around. I would like to keep the image cool and quiet.

By the way, I have to Google the correct plural form of cactus which is “cacti” to be safe.

This piece was painted on Fredrix Blue label ultra smooth stretch canvas in traditional profile 3/4”. It has been varnished and carefully packaged with two same size cardboards, buffering paper, bubble wrapping paper and 4 corner protectors.

Although I have tried my best to match the color of digital profile and the actual product, the color might still vary depending on different monitor settings. Please be aware of this fact.

Note, the painting ships unframed.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.


Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 24 × 1 in

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.

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