‘A Fish Tale’ by Karen Elzinga
This painting is entitled A fish Tale. I was thinking about what the life of a fish would be one day and l came up with the sense of freedom and discovery. The fun and adventure of travelling along the coast line and that is where the idea for this work was born.
I enjoy translating my work through the vigor and candor of colour and intricacy, l think it takes people on a journey of discovery and often brings back childhood memories of holidays by the beach.
Colour brings happiness, and l am highly motivated by colours, the feelings l get when painting or viewing a finished piece, it’s a real satisfaction.
I will not sell a painting that l don’t personally love and wouldn’t be happy to have it hang on my own wall, l have a deep connection to the paintings l do, they take a considerable amount of time, nurturing, and creativity to complete.
Acrylic on heavy duty canvas, 140 x 83 cm, stretched, ready to hang.