Hailey Light

Animals and nature have always been my inspiration for just about everything I do, so I suppose it’s not that surprising that my dual nature would lead me to pursue a career in both fact-based veterinary medicine and imagination-based art. I often feel like, as a personality, I am precariously balanced between right brain and left brain, logic and emotion, Science and Art. On one hand I can fall back on hard logic to easily make difficult decisions, and I can stay coolly rational in the face of heated arguments and emotionally charged situations. On the other hand, I can be highly empathetic, prone to flights of fancy, and have what some might consider a child-like appreciation for imagination and fantasy.

While I work in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media, nothing has allowed me to express this duality quite like mixing pour painting with traditional subject-based painting. With strongly logic-oriented thought processes and a heavy education in scientific fields, creating art that mimics biology comes easily to me. A straight translation of what I see in reality to what I draw, paint, or sculpt comes to me like breathing. Creating something purposely abstract, fantastic, or other-worldly feels nearly impossible by comparison. Allowing what I imagine and feel to flow into my art without logic and order over-asserting themselves in the process can be a frustratingly impossible task for me. That is where the fluid properties of pouring paint come in.

In my experiments over the last few years, I have found that the harder I try to impose order on a pour painting in progress, the less control I end up having. The results are always unique, rarely what I initially imagined, and they allow me to introduce whimsy, colors, and abstractionism into my work in a beautiful and organic way that might otherwise feel forced and insincere. Once I have a poured base that speaks to me, I can gently add layers of order with my brush until I find the balance that I am seeking in the piece, between fact and imagination, wild and controlled, Art and Science.

"Ethereal" by Hailey Light

"Ethereal" by Hailey Light

10x8 Acrylic. $100. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") for More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Silver Sea Turtle" by Hailey Light

"Silver Sea Turtle" by Hailey Light

16x20 Acrylic. $315. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") for More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Twisted" by Hailey Light

"Twisted" by Hailey Light

16x24 Acrylic. $385. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") for More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Night Mares" by Hailey Light

"Night Mares" by Hailey Light

12x24 Acrylic. $???. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") for More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Circling" by Hailey Light

"Circling" by Hailey Light

12x24 Acrylic. $275. Click on Image (then, "Go to Link") for More Information or to Inquire about Purchase.

"Dive" by Hailey Light

"Dive" by Hailey Light

"Dark Depths" by Hailey Light

"Dark Depths" by Hailey Light

"Night Mares" by Hailey Light

"Night Mares" by Hailey Light

"Shadows" by Hailey Light

"Shadows" by Hailey Light

"Orca" by Hailey Light

"Orca" by Hailey Light

"Bright Soul" by Hailey Light

"Bright Soul" by Hailey Light

"Airborne" by Hailey Light

"Airborne" by Hailey Light

"Hidden Beauty" by Hailey Light

"Hidden Beauty" by Hailey Light

"Moonlit Zebra" by Hailey Light

"Moonlit Zebra" by Hailey Light

"Northern Nights" by Hailey Light

"Northern Nights" by Hailey Light

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