ABSTRACT PERSPECTIVES

Images Influenced by two generations of women.
Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed-Media, & Photography
Artwork created by and in loving memory of Maudie Ione Sallee
November 30, 1954 - March 9, 1999


Mother
The epitome of the starving artist, my mother, Maudie Ione Sallee, led a very rich life, frequently with very little food and very little money. My fondest memories were born in her studio.  No matter where she lived, how big or small, her studio was always the room she ate and slept in.  I would spend hours watching her paint and making peanut putter sandwiches so I could get her to eat.  As a little girl, I often  thought she must have forgotten to eat when I wasn’t there because she had painted so much in my absence.  Although much of her artwork has been lost in unpaid storage lockers, and given away as gifts throughout out her life, I have retained a modest  collection of her amazing visions . Her lifelong dream was to have her big gallery show and publish her various artistic works and share her visions with as many willing souls as possible. Unfortunately she never accomplished the goal of the gallery show. However, I am striving to make that dream come true for her.  If you are especially interested in seeing more of her artwork, please email me at AbstractPerspectives@gmail.com and ask to be put on a mailing list. I will be happy to send you information regarding any future gallery shows.
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Daughter
I have always been interested in art, because I spent so much time watching my mother. I first fell in love with watercolors specifically, from watching the clouds. My first "masterpieces" were painted from drycakes with cotton balls and Qtips.  I have since moved onto thicker pigments, as well as other water-based medias.  You maybe surprised, when viewing my artwork that the majority of the brilliant colors are in actually water-color and not acrylic. Contrary to my mother's fantastic personnas, my paintings are primarily abstract in nature and often the actual subject is so hidden and surreal that each observer may interpret the paintings entirely different. I liken this experience to the way that humans interpret their experiences so differently, only with a surreal twist. My own abstract perspective. Hope you like it!
~Firecat Breiter
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