Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
60 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |12 lbs. 0 oz.
A bear stands tall, surrounded by a golden halo, as it stares longingly at a swarm of bees. Alana used a number of different brush techniques and styles to bring together this contemporary scene referencing the harmonies in nature. The bear's pose and halo elevating the creature and suggesting a divinity.
Santa Barbara, California
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.”