12x12in Acrylic mixed-media painting on Canvas.
Framed in a natural wood floating tray frame.
Actaeon - Alanda Calmus
"Having been a traditional realist painter for many years, I now love finding my beautiful creature in amongst random paint marks. I've always have a heightened sense of Paraedolia. As a child I would see animals and faces in things like curtains, wallpaper, bubble baths and in natural things like clouds or trees.
There's an excitement in not knowing what a painting will be when I start. Once I find my subject in my intuitively painted marks, I use my many years of experience painting animals to create just enough detail and form to bring my creatures out of the chaos. I try to retain as much of the original energy and vibrancy as possible whilst still staying true to the spirit of the animal."