Watercolor fresco paintings of Ali Cavanaugh 3

Intended Imperfection #2 fresco by Ali Cavanaugh

Ali Cavanaugh was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1973 and has painted professionally for over fifteen years. She works in a style she calls neo fresco secco, where watercolor is applied to plaster panels. Her paintings often include female figures wearing patterned clothes, set off against a plain white background. When Ali was two years old, she lost much of her hearing due to spinal meningitis which led to greater awareness and interest in body language and compositions of the human form. Ali describes her inspirationt:
My fascination with the dichotomy of the seen and unseen has been a conceptual cornerstone for most of my career as a figurative artist. I am moved to portray the human figure in two aspects: body and soul. The image of a young female figure reaches into a part of my experience that contains infinite ideas and images. It’s in the moment of hesitation when one moves into the interior space of thought that I find my inspiration.
There's poetry and grace in these lovely paintings that bring a fresh approach to watercolor.
Intended Imperfection #2 fresco by Ali Cavanaugh

Intended Imperfection #2 fresco by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Filtered Through Understanding fresco by Ali Cavanaugh

Filtered Through Understanding fresco by Ali Cavanaugh

 

I Remember How it Used to Be by Ali Cavanaugh

I Remember How it Used to Be by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Create in Your Mind What Your Eyes Cannot Distinguish #1 fresco by Ali Cavanaugh

Create in Your Mind What Your Eyes Cannot Distinguish #1 fresco by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Hidden Glitter by Ali Cavanaugh

Hidden Glitter by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Putting on Perfection by Ali Cavanaugh

Putting on Perfection by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Study for a Brilliant Time Past by Ali Cavanaugh

Study for a Brilliant Time Past by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Intricate Direction by Ali Cavanaugh

Intricate Direction by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Dimly Obscured by an Ongoing Revelation by Ali Cavanaugh

Dimly Obscured by an Ongoing Revelation by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Establish a Small Area of Simlicity by Ali Cavanaugh

Establish a Small Area of Simlicity by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Girl with A Pineapple Earring by Ali Cavanaugh

Girl with A Pineapple Earring by Ali Cavanaugh

 

It Wasn't Doubt it Was Hesitation by Ali Cavanaugh

It Wasn't Doubt it Was Hesitation by Ali Cavanaugh

 

There is a Gentleness in Your Light by Ali Cavanaugh

There is a Gentleness in Your Light by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Bide My Time by Ali Cavanaugh

Bide My Time by Ali Cavanaugh

 

I Once Thought About That by Ali Cavanaugh

I Once Thought About That by Ali Cavanaugh

 

One Little Drop by Ali Cavanaugh

One Little Drop by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Twice by Ali Cavanaugh

Twice by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Luminous Redemption by Ali Cavanaugh

Luminous Redemption by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Resilience by Ali Cavanaugh

Resilience by Ali Cavanaugh

 

Fox Terrier by Ali Cavanaugh

Fox Terrier by Ali Cavanaugh

 


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