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Chanelle: Queen of Fire

 

This vision of royalty was inspired by a gorgeous cinematic photograph taken of Chanelle by the talented, Shawn Winchester of Phoenix, Arizona (and used with his blessing for reference). I was struck by how perfectly he'd captured Chanelle's essence in its entirety, with the lighting choices enhancing her apparel. She is the embodiment of a huntress of wild, untamed and majestic fortitude –very much mirroring Chanelle's heART and appetite for life. 

Chanelle: Queen of Fire is on her first day of royal duty as an addition to The Queen Series, just one day after Elizabeth II, became the longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September 2015, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Victoria.

Her fiery command is drawn from the elements of red hot desert sand and skies of royal blue; winds that ride on the currents of dreams; sultry songs and earthy scotch notes; smokey dust kicked up from boots on an imperfect and gritty road; visions through the lens of a scorched heART, rising from smouldering ash into a generously inflated and plumping of rose dore, brushing against creamy whipped clouds; embraced by grizzly bear sized courage, with a patina tarnished compass kiss that guides her way as collected feathers make way for wings; the tips pointing in the direction of the sun, moon and stars.

Chanelle: Queen of Fire, 24 x 30 inches, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 2015

Chanelle: Queen of Fire, 24 x 30 inches, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 2015