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Ali Cavanaugh  St. Louis, MO

'Fading into a luminous lucidity'
'I see you in the best light'

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About Ali

My dependence on the visual world began when I lost much of my hearing through spinal meningitis at 2 years of age. This loss was a blessing in disguise as I learned to depend on body language and reading lips to communicate. So, from my youngest days, I became sensitive to the people around me and the unspoken language revealed through compositions of the human body.

I am moved to portray the human figure in two aspects: body and soul. The image of a young female figure reaches into a part of my past that contains an infinite collection of ideas and images for inspiration. My daughter and nieces help create the visual framework for an entry point into those memories. I believe that every moment in life has potential as a great work of art”¦either a chapter in a book, a scene in a movie, or a painting.

I’m constantly in a state of awareness about the world; taking in the imagery, colors, and patterns that to my eye are compositions of settings and people. This keeps me in a place where my perception is enriched by each and every moment.

Recommended by our guest curators

Danielle Krysa

Founder of The Jealous Curator

"What I love just a tiny bit more than a beautifully painted portrait... a strange, beautifully painted portrait. Ali's striped socks on her subjects arms take these pieces from lovely, to fantastic!"

Tracy Rocca

Albuquerque, NM Artist

"I love the luminous quality of these delicate modern fresco watercolors. It’s as if they’re lit from behind and glowing off the panels."

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come on these look like a high school project

very beautiful
and has a little child humor in it too!

ali is amazing watercolor artist

yes... nice a try

*Unique, Great ARTIST~!! *Thanks for sharing~!!~

love the beatiful eyes thru the violet lens

You move is enriched by you and your stunning reminds me i am a human being.

i absolutely love the first don't see simplicity done this well anymore..well done

This is amazing! The second painting has fantastic light and dark scales.

wow, nice lighting :)beautiful

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