This painting is inspired by my life on the Santa Barbara coast. Succulents adorn most sidewalks and driveways, as a pretty (but prickly) welcoming committee. When I paint my succulents I paint the shapes that the shadows and highlights make rather than looking at the succulent as a whole. Once all shapes are in place, I step back and the painting is complete. 

- Alana Clumeck

Prickly Pear

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

20" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Alana Clumeck
Santa Barbara, California

Getting to Know Alana

Australian-born Alana Clumeck was raised by artistic parents who owned a pottery studio during her youth. Although she grew up throwing pots, it wasn’t until she was pregnant with her second child that she began painting as creative therapy. For Alana, being an artist is entwined with motherhood. She works from her home studio, so she often paints while watching her children play. When the kids are at school, painting becomes precious meditative time alone. “Since my discovery of art came as a form of therapy, I still use it to paint out my thoughts or feelings,” says Alana. “I will often use symbolism within my paintings to represent how I feel.”