The day before yesterday Ali Cavanaugh‘s Solo Exhibition was launched at Gold Gallery, Boston and it will last until the 18th of October. In this exhibition her latest paintings having as theme her lovely daughter are presented. “Fast forward to today. I have painted over 250 works of this girl in ‘never seemed so far’ [series]. She is now almost 18 ‘years old preparing to enter the next chapter in her life.” she expresses.
Ali is an American painter with international presence. She currently lives in St Louis, Missouri, with a seven year relocation in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2000. At the time of rellocation she developed the fresco process on kaolin clay. Her main technique is watercolour. She has a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and has also studied at the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City. Her work is featured in private and corporate collections throughout the North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
“My fascination with the dichotomy of the seen and unseen in human existence has been a conceptual cornerstone for most of my career […]. I strive to paint not only the delicate features of the external person but to capture the tender unseen presence that transcends understanding in the depth of a soul.” she comments in her site. At the age of two most of her hearing was lost through meningitis. Instead of surrendering, the fact gave her strength to identify life differently.
“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“. By watching her paintings one can see hope, prospects, outlook. We would definitely follow her from now on. Enjoy.