I met this colorful lady at an art show on Bald Head Island. “Take me to your creator,” I asked the painting.
That means I emailed the artist, Francisca Dekker.
Francisca was kind enough to write back and give me permission to post her painting, titled She Is.
“I know all about the midlife menopausal roller coaster,” Francisca said in her email, “and if this, I think, uplifting painting helps, go for it.”
“About the pose,” Francisca told me, “it is done after a life-model, who is very comfortable within her body and that was what I wanted for a statement: No matter what, I am who I am and that is how you can take me. The coloring, bright and bold, are part of that statement.”
Explaining her brilliant use of color, Francisca said in an interview, “If I meet somebody and I feel a connection with them, I paint with colors. I don’t see people in black and white. Colors are the connection I have with that model—the inside colors.”
Love it! An artist who sees our inside colors!
What are your inside colors?
How would Francisca paint you?
Read the interview quoted above by Shelby Purvis in “The Art of People”
Thanks Francisca for sharing She Is!