Angela McKay’s paintings are what summer dreams are made of. Overgrown greenery looms large on the canvas, lovely bathing beauties float effortlessly in crystal blue waters, people ride bikes down quiet pathways while monkeys dart in and out of trees. Looking at her work, I’m completely transported to a beautiful tropical wonderland where I’m always surrounded by colorful plants and lots and lots of sunshine! Not only do I want to own Angela’s paintings, but I want to live in them as well!
Angela originally hails from Australia and Thailand and you can definitely see their influence in her paintings. If you would like to see more of her work, you can check out her website here. You can also see more of her paintings, and her process, on her Instagram page. Scroll down to read her inspirations. Thanks, Angela! ~Erin
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