Original Oil Paintings ” Photosynthesis”.








I started this painting without having a clear idea of what I wanted to express. Some of my paintings have a specific theme and idea right from the start, others evolve and develop into an idea as I work on it.

 I learned to just go with it and let it unfold naturally. I also remember many people say that you cannot sit and wait for inspiration to hit you, sometimes, well, maybe even 9 times out of ten, you have to just show up and if you do often enough, you just might earn a right to have an inspiration come to you.

That’s kind of how I see it.

 This was the case with this painting. I started painting it as the weather was getting colder, several of my bright and vibrant paintings came to me when it was dark and gloomy outside. I call it my color therapy.

I was thinking about gardens, the lush greenery that we almost take for granted in the warm months. How abundant life is!

 I also like to sail away on the winds of my imagination into some kind of magical fairy land.  I remember watching a documentary about a guy in France or Italy who played classical music in his vineyard 24 hours a day and as a result the grapes grew much faster and also as if reaching towards the source of music.

It made me think about living things and how much more there is than meets the eye on the surface of things.

 I didn’t have a name for this painting yet, and was asking someone what I should call it. When I was asked to describe what I was feeling and thinking when I painted it I started describing a process and then it just dawned on me that I just described the process of photosynthesis.

 I wanted to put a face to a plant and a light source, to further delve into an understand of everything being a living thing, an exchange of energy and life.


About alinaskye

Hello, my name is Alina. I am a local artist and a jewelry designer. I have lived and worked in Nashville for little over 5 years now during which I have discovered many interests I am passionate about, including painting with oils and acrylics, mixed media and jewelry design. Working in an art environment, I currently work at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, have greatly inspired me in many ways. Skye is a self chosen name, which I think best suits me. It represents the sky and heavens above, vast and ever-changing. It came to me when I allowed myself to accept that there are as many opportunities as they are stars in the sky; through the process of soul searching, letting go of fears and doubts –self-made limitations. From that liberating process a new idea and dreams were born, and so did Alina Skye. When I started painting it wasn't out of casual interest or to adopt a new hobby, it came from an intense desire to somehow project all the various emotions and feelings I was experiencing at that time. I needed an outlet for my creativity. Somehow I wanted to convey my personal experience of life through art. My influences are everything I see, feel and experience as well as the things that I've come to understand along the way. My artwork is deeply personal and rewarding to me. Through art I hope to transform a simple perception into something deeper. Symbolism is used to convey ideas that are sometimes overlooked in the business of our everyday lives. I hope to inspire others to look at ourselves as more than just a mere physical body, but to uncover the beautiful immortality of spirit that is hidden within us all.

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