Angela makes abstract paintings of children, wearing colourful clothing, dancing, skating, going to the beach, wearing funny hats and doing silly things. Her images are so bright and playful that they make everyone smile.
When I heard that this pretty young mother was doing commissions, I jumped at the chance. But when I arrived at our local Artym Gallery in Invermere with a snapshot clutched in my hand, the gallery owner wasn’t very encouraging.
I mean, honestly. Did you ever see anything so adorable? Here’s another picture, showing how their skirts can twirl.
And here is the finished painting. I love the colours she chose, and I especially like her trademark “confetti” or polka dots that she sprinkles around liberally.
I didn’t expect the girls to be recognizable, because I knew Angela does not make representational paintings. But I know who they are, and that’s the main thing.