Earlier in the year, I was feeling like I had lost my artistic voice; over-focusing on what others were doing in the creative world caused me to question, if not lose, my sense of self. While ruminating over the idea of losing one's voice, whether due to self-doubt or outside pressures, I couldn't help but think of Ariel from The Little Mermaid after Ursula stole her voice, and thus this piece was born. A surreal depiction of the inner tumult that comes with confronting a loss of confidence and a loss of self, this piece catches my Ariel in a moment of both anxiety and growth. After all, it is only after struggling through and reflecting on such moments that we evolve.  This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Sumner Crenshaw

Poor Unfortunate Soul

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

40" h x 30" w x 1" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Hagerstown , Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dalí. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she’s been moving toward. Fun fact: The Ballet Russes inspired her to start a series that explores dance through painting.