I am an artist in New Brunswick, Canada and most of my artwork reflects the beauty of the area.
I am always drawn to water, whether it is along the shores of the Bay of Fundy to the cool shadows of the woodland streams. I paint primarily in acrylics and oils.
My wish is that anyone who even thought they would like to learn to paint, would ignore the fear, pick up a paintbrush and just enjoy the fun of creating.
Have you ever wondered if you have a gift worth sharing? Do you paint, write, sing? Why do some have so much while others have nothing? I have a friend who taught me a wonderful lesson - We should not give to others who have nothing - we should share. It is more respectful. With this in mind, I am using my gift - painting. In December 2009, I will host an exhibit/sale of paintings based on photos that friends have taken over the years during their trips to Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Bangladesh and more. A percentage of any sales will be donated to PWRDF - The Anglican Primates World Relief and Development Fund - More on PWRDF later. As I complete each painting, I will post them here, with the picture's background. Enjoy.
Silence is Not an Answer
My first painting for PWRDF was Silence is Not An Answer. This was based on a photo taken by Mo. Marian Jefferies in Ethiopia ten years ago. The photo was shot two days before the war broke out.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Three more for art show completed
The first painting we called "Farmland". And no, we did not misname it. In this part of Ethiopia, this would be farmland. And it rivels the Grand Canyon for amazing vistas.
This painting is definately my favorite. We called it "Empty Vessels".
This smaller painting was called "Homework". Likely this young girl was about 11 years old. She was carrying a load of fuel - dung. Life is hard for everyone there, but children, especially young girls suffer very hard lives.