theme of much of my art is the Sacred Feminine. One of my
strong influences comes from women at Helping Hand whose stories I
have been privileged to share in the painting which I named "Woman
Tree". I am continually inspired by their strength of
character and deep spirituality. They are symbols of faith and
hope for the future despite seemingly insurmountable odds.
Another influence within the Sacred
Feminine theme is Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who is an archetype of
women everywhere. I was reminded of the
Pieta when a mother
cradled the body of her son who had been a victim in a drive-by
shooting. In my portrayal of her sorrow, I included not only
herself and her son but other family members who were also affected
by the tragic loss.
The "Cotton Field Madonna" shows a
young girl holding a baby wrapped in a patchwork quilt surrounded by
huge cotton bolls. Another Madonna painting has a whimsical
title: "God's Favorite Colors Are Orange and Purple".
One of the
works has a scriptural title: "Her Children Shall Rise and
Call Her Blessed". The background is a woman who defines figures
of all ages in the foreground. I discovered the figures by following the patterns in the texture of the paper itself.
There is a watercolor and pastel
painting entitled "Daughter of the Moon" which depicts an older
Native American woman in a nighttime desert landscape I have chosen
to honor the wisdom and beauty of the sage.
In contrast to the figurative
pieces I have also included floral subjects as well as landscapes.
Some of the paintings in the show are prints as well as originals
and the prices reflect this difference. There are also
paintings in the form of note cards and prints that are matted.
Prices range from $10.00 to $500.00 with greeting cards priced at $5.00
for a pack of 5. Please see the ORDER page for a printable