Theresa Heidig Rooney
I am obsessed with painting fish and the vessels that contain them. I love their graceful movement, vivid color and simple beauty. I love the way light hits the body of a fish and creates a luminous glow that I am continually striving to capture on canvas. The bowls and containers provide endless inspiration as well. The prisms of light reflected on the rim of a bowl or on the surface of the water present an exciting challenge to capture with paint, especially with oil and cold wax medium.
For me, fish represent so many things - harmony, gracefulness and tranquility as well as feelings of isolation and loneliness.
My painting ritual is a reminder to ...just keep swimming...even when life feels hard and uncertain. It is possible to move through any situation with strength and grace.
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