Ali Cavanaugh its really dependence artist, she had lost much of her hearing through spinal meningitis at 2 years of age. This loss was a blessing in disguise for her, so she must learn to depend on body language and reading lips to communicate.
So, she had became sensitive to the people around her and the unspoken language revealed through compositions of the human body.
“My fascination with the dichotomy of the seen and unseen in human existence has been a conceptual cornerstone for most of my career as a figurative artist” her statement at her site. That’s really obvious at her work, every single figure have a deep vision, we can grab a moment and deepness in their eyes. If we drowned our self to Ali’s figure we can feel deeply silent and lightly, it was remarkable simple body movement.
“I strive to paint not only the delicate features of the external person but to capture the tender unseen presence that transcends understanding in the depth of a soul. In my experience in working with the people that I paint, I repeatedly discover the profound mystery of existence” that’s statement profound her work.
She really concern to maintain and improving her skill by teach and mentor professional promising artist or emerging artist to professional. We can observe her sensibility to watercolor its amazing, simple but use various technique. Make a back ground base from wet on wet method and make precise line and tone use dry technique.