Giraffe in BlueAmy Rattner
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
18 " h x 14 " w x .75 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
"This piece was inspired by a close encounter I had with a giraffe at the San Diego Wildlife Park," says Amy. "The giraffe followed my truck and poked his head inside, gently taking leaves from my hand. His soulful eyes and gentle nature inspired me to capture his incredible spirit."
Amy Rattner is a Bay Area artist who paints vibrant animal portraits inspired by the American southwest. Her acrylic and watercolor paintings use strong lines, vivid colors, and symbolic patterns to convey the spiritual, mythological, and cultural significance of various animals. After receiving her BA and MA from Stanford University, she began her artistic career as a graphic designer. The vivid, stylized quality of her work today reflects her background. Amy is interested in examining the influential role that animals have played through different cultures and societies.