Alanna Sparanese is primarily a self taught artist
inspired by the inherent beauty of the natural world. She is drawn to the
extraordinary in the ordinary, capturing the feeling and emotion on canvas,
reflected in her luminous layers and enticingly textures. Previously known as
an ‘encaustic artist’, she has returned
to her roots of acrylics, excited by the change of working with this diverse
medium once again! Acrylic paints, various texture pastes, and palette knives
create the foundation of her work and overall style. Finding the medium
versatile to work with, various elements are incorporated such as transfers, collage, written material and
texture . Applied liberally and randomly, textures are slathered onto a rigid
substrate allowing the paste itself to guide and ultimately create the
composition. Acrylic paints are vigorously brushed on in washes or heavy
opaques…the mood and life of a painting emerges, layer by layer. Abstract
landscapes, luscious in depth speak both to the visceral and tactile senses,
while expansive skies evoke a sense of
mood and ever present calm. Trees and tree scapes are painted in detail with a
reverence enveloped in their natural world emanating a strength and poise,
invoking a sense of connection and wonder to that something greater.
Within her big bright home studio you will find
Alanna…painting, creating ,experimenting
and courting the muse. Outside of her studio you will find her in
nature, on dog walks or by the sea.
“My artwork aims to reveal the beautiful in the everyday, the strength in the fragile, the perfection in the imperfection, and the connection between the human spirit and the natural world”.