"Witness to the Beauty of God"
Between 2017-2020, I painted around twenty portraits of religious personages. Bishops, priests, religious sisters, Buddhist monks and Jewish rabbi. I was fascinated by faces of men and women of prayer who gave their life to God in the secret of a monastery or at the service or others.
These acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels and sketches were definitely not masterpieces, but they try to give homage and a reflection of the beauty I contemplated.
In April of 2021, on the world day of prayer for vocations, I had the opportunity to select a few artworks to share at a garden party.
The rest of the collection with be shared in February 2022, on the Day of Consecrated Life.
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A few paintings...
The picture of this Ethiopian Priest struck me deeply. I wanted to capture both his expression as well as the contrast. Only acrylic painting could succeed at this venture...I had a set I had not touched for fifteen years. It was a revelation for me: I discovered I could paint faces!
Witness to the Light and Love. His face coming out of the darkness expresses goodness and a bountiful heart. His knotted hands seem to rise in prayer.
A Catholic Bishop, an Orthodox, a Rabbi and an Imam side by side, listening and looking in the same direction.
I love our Mother Church who is constantly seeking unity and communion with no fear of dialogue. Each religion reflects a facet of the Beauty of God.
The beauty of the witness of this Sister walking through the streets of Paris on an ordinary day.