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Ali Cavanaugh  St. Louis, MO


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'Fading into a luminous lucidity'
'I see you in the best light'

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About Ali

My dependence on the visual world began when I lost much of my hearing through spinal meningitis at 2 years of age. This loss was a blessing in disguise as I learned to depend on body language and reading lips to communicate. So, from my youngest days, I became sensitive to the people around me and the unspoken language revealed through compositions of the human body.

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 past that contains an infinite collection of ideas and images for inspiration. My daughter and nieces help create the visual framework for an entry point into those memories. I believe that every moment in life has potential as a great work of art”¦either a chapter in a book, a scene in a movie, or a painting.

I’m constantly in a state of awareness about the world; taking in the imagery, colors, and patterns that to my eye are compositions of settings and people. This keeps me in a place where my perception is enriched by each and every moment.

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10 of 33 reactions displayed


07.19.2012 @ 11:40 AM

come on these look like a high school project


04.06.2012 @ 11:28 PM

very beautiful
and has a little child humor in it too!


02.23.2012 @ 9:45 PM

ali is amazing watercolor artist


12.17.2010 @ 9:56 AM

yes... nice a try


10.29.2010 @ 10:13 AM

*Unique, Great ARTIST~!! *Thanks for sharing~!!~


10.17.2010 @ 4:55 PM

love the beatiful eyes thru the violet lens

Stephen pitte

10.08.2010 @ 4:06 AM

You move me...life is enriched by you and your stunning work...it reminds me i am a human being.


10.07.2010 @ 2:22 PM

i absolutely love the first painting...you don't see simplicity done this well anymore..well done


07.23.2010 @ 8:25 AM

This is amazing! The second painting has fantastic light and dark scales.

Mir tohid raz

06.19.2010 @ 8:29 AM

wow, nice lighting :)beautiful

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