A little introduction post for all the new faces around here:
I’m Ariane` (said R-Ee-ana, yes I know it doesn’t sound like how it’s spelt) mother of 5 crazy and wonderful rascals, wife, walker of Rosie the human dog, introvert, sci-fi geek, & historical fiction lover. While I wish I had more ambition to get out to jog everyday my favourite way to exercise myself and the wolf pack is to take them on a hike on some of our favourite trails around the Okanagan. It’s there I often find the scenery that inspires a lot of my recent work. The Secret Collection exists in that realm between reality and the twilight of the waking dream. Every piece has a hint of mystery somewhere, often guided by a little girl through the landscapes of a place that is real only in the imagination.
These last pieces where I’ve strayed from former work where I was painting lots of fanart and other seemingly random things; have really helped me dig deep into my subconscious and try to understand why I paint what I paint. Much of it is inspired by remnants of dreams I’ve had over the years. Our dreams are really personal mythology we build for ourselves as sort of a language that helps us decide who and what we are. It’s really not that different from the stories we tell, the movies we watch, except that it’s our story, our movie. When I started, I never meant for it to be so deeply personal of a theme but I’ve found it very therapeutic to try and understand these paintings. It’s given me a little insight into the language my brain is trying to communicate to me. I hope that viewers find them meaningful as well.
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