Piece description from the artist
This painting is a scene depicting Asian lanterns and classic bikes with flower baskets. I call it "A Place for Rest", because it reminds me of the most serene and peaceful place to rest these beautiful bikes. There is an underlying spiritual message of taking a journey through life, and once we reach the milestone of death we park our bikes near a lovely place and walk with deity. Death should not be feared but embraced. I imagine parting from this life to be a gateway that leads to another lovely journey. The bikes represent movement, and as we ride them through life we can experience lovely things. The uphill climb, the free ride down hill, and the peaceful flat ride, with rocks, or smooth pavement all provide joy during the journey. The more we enjoy the ride the greater, and more plentiful our rest will be. Ride on my friends.
Brandy Cattoor finds motivation in portraying simple everyday scenes. Her work has been inspired by the Impressionist painters, and various artists such as Wayne Thiebaud, Charles Demuth, and Edward Hopper. Brandy graduated with a Bachelors degree of Fine Art in oil painting from Brigham Young University Idaho in 2011. She currently studies at the Art Students League of Denver. Brandy has completed commission work for portrait drawings and oil paintings. The artist is primarily interested in landscapes and architectural painting. She is also strongly attracted to intimate portraits and still life scenes. In addition to painting Brandy also enjoys making handmade paper products where her paper work has been shown at the Denver International Airport, and various other local shows. While the artist enjoys creating in various forms, painting remains a strong part of her. She says “When I am creating I feel a fullness of joy. It’s as if painting is part of my soul.” Brandy would like to have her work in various homes across the world, and hopes that her artwork will provide peace to others.