Lifting The Viewer to A State of Bliss
Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone is a realist painter from Canada who reveals the magnificence of the natural world. The reverent manner in which he captures the the sun’s rays as they dance across the sky or softly caress the distant horizon line lifts the viewer to a state of harmony and bliss. His painting “Every Moment”, was selected for the Manhattan Arts International “The Healing Power of ART” 2017 juried exhibition. He received the Second Place Cash Award and a full-year membership in the Manhattan Arts International online gallery.
Most of Livingstone’s paintings are not of specific places. He explains, “They are a compilation of feelings generated over years while experiencing such awe-inspiring scenes as the sun setting over snow covered Himalayas or shining through the fog on a remote coastline bordered by pine and cedars.”
When the artist submitted his entries to the exhibition which this year was on the theme “Inspiring the Positive” he provided this statement: “I paint with the hope of inspiring people to see the beauty that is around us all the time. Taking time to recognize the beauty in our lives opens our hearts and helps to lift us out of our daily troubles for a moment. This uplifting experience allows a movement of Energy through our physical body world that brings forth a healing vibration. This is the Healing Power of Art.”
Livingstone has received many honors and accolades for his work. He was juried into the 2017 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America” show.’ His work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, The Acrylic Artist Magazine, and the International Artist Magazine, as well as in being published in AcrylicWorks 4 – Captivating Color. One of his paintings has been chosen to be included in the 2018 publication AcrylicWorks 5 – Bold Values.
Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone, Glad To Have You Back acrylic, 40″ x 30″.
As he observes the sun dancing on water or creating light, shadow, and color as it moves across the landscape, he explains, “I know of nothing else that can revive the soul, heal the heart, and sooth the mind so totally. It is a constant reminder that we are a part of something much greater than the difficulties and pain that so many are confronted with in daily life.”
Banner image: When Will I See You Again, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″.
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