Silver Stars ~ faery and fantasy art by Rachel Anderson

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I have been inspired to devote a blog post to the art of Rachel Anderson since a good friend of mine posted the above latest artwork. It’s no secret that I love the colour purple and this stunnng painting really cheered me up at a time when I was feeling really quite gloomy.

Rachel’s website has been a fixture in my internet bookmarks for a while. I think her use of colour is striking and her subjects are brought into sharp focus by vibrant hues and soft backgrounds.

One aspect of her paintings that I am particularly drawn to are the poses. They often strike a note of innocence and vulnerability that really pull me into the emotion of the piece.

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This is one of my favourite paintings. The lush garnet colour, the beautiful skirt and the emotional pose really strike a chord with me. This pose was inspiration for me when I was in my wedding dress.

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I love paintings that awaken a longing in me for something….more; or makes me feel like I’ve found my way into another world and stumbled upon a private moment.

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There’s a look of imploring sadness about this image.

As ever, I really hope that Rachel releases a book of her art that I can disappear into.

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