With an emphasis on motifs and dramatic compositions, this painting is part of a series highlighting the splendor of California cacti, whose shape and sophisticated patterns can be vectors of formal exploration. The plants’ repetitive designs allow for an intricate use of lines, dots, and strokes. In contrast with the multidimensional and colorful treatment of the cacti, the stripped-down geometric background gives the images an overall sense of motionlessness, of being stuck in time. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Marie-Eve Champagne

Spikes in Transit: Blue Madness

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Marie-Eve Champagne
San Marcos, California

Getting to Know Marie-Eve

Southern California transplant Marie-Eve is heavily influenced by the region’s natural environment and beauty. She works from a studio inside her San Diego home where she enjoys looking out the window to draw inspiration from the sunlight’s effect on the landscape. Marie-Eve’s work occupies a unique space at the intersection of fine art and stylized modern design, utilizing both representational and abstracted subjects. She juxtaposes organic forms with clean planes, thick outlines, and blocks of color that delight the eye. Using limited but carefully selected color palettes, Marie-Eve joyfully articulates concepts and elements of the natural world through a clean, modernist aesthetic.