Piece description from the artist
I painted this for fun one night when I had hit a brick wall in creativity. I know, I thought – and took off my flip-flop and traced around it on the canvas…as you can see I did it quite a few times! After a few laughs the painting actually started to come together as I was reminded of what it looks like outside our front door during the summer with the beach not far from here. Flip-flops are a part of the Californian beach culture along with the casual and cluttered that is depicted in the painting. I had a ton of fun painting this one!
Angelina D'Arcy was born left-handed but taught to write with her right hand. Now as a painter, she uses both; most of her paintings are ambidextrous pieces.
Angelina spent part of her childhood in the Australian Outback. The vibrant color and rich contrast that typify this landscape are reflected in her work along with the liveliness of Australian culture. She is particularly drawn to flowers for their vivid colors and intricate design. She also creates non-objective pieces, primarily for the expression of the medium, textures and expressed emotion. Angelina is influenced by artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Henry Matisse, Ken Done, and Gustav Klimt.