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there's something about mary

Mary is not just the most popular name for a female baby everywhere in the world, it is the hope and aspiration of tens of millions of parents, perhaps more, that the little angel born into their life will have the character, the honesty, the wisdom, and charity of the Blessed Mother. Regardless of a name, there is something of Mary in all of humanity - God’s gift to women in particular. These are images of the women I have observed or known or admired, in whom I see Mary personified, images co-created with God. Please take time to try to see Mary in each of them as you view the work.

My research for this painting exhibition included an extensive study of the Renaissance painters in Italy with art historian, Suzanne Chouteau.  I have looked for inspiration through the guidance of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, Blessed John Paul II, Caryll Houselander, Fr. Michael Gaitley, and Judith Dupre. The work is the product of prayer, research, and  countless hours of meditation.

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Mother of All Nations

Mother of All Nations 18"x24" oil on canvas

Wisdom

Seat of Wisdom 20"x24" oil on canvas.

Tabernacle of the Lord

Tabernacle of the Lord 36"x48" oil on canvas

Holy Virgin

Holy Virgin of Virgins 9"x12" mixed media on canvas

Treasure House

Treasure House of God's Graces 18"x24" oil on canvas.

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima 36"x48", oil on canvas

Mother Guadalupe

Mother Guadalupe 24"x48", oil on canvas with thread

Urban Mary

Urban Mary 36"x48" mixed media on canvas.

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child in Abstraction 8"x10" Mixed Media on canvas.

Mary the Dancer

Mary the Dancer 24"x36", oil on canvas

A Mother's Kiss

A Mother's Kiss 30"x30", oil on canvas

Queen of Sorrows

Queen of Sorrows - Commissioned 30"x40" mixed media on canvas.

Comforter

Comforter of the Afflicted 36"x48" mixed media on canvas

After the Darkest Hour

After the Darkest Hour (Study from Michaelangelo's Pieta): 20"x24"

Annunciation

Annunciation (Study of Fra Fillipo Lippi): 11"x14"

Cause of Our Joy

Cause of Our Joy: 15"x21"

De Christiana Amore

De Christiana Amore: 40"x40"

Gate of Heaven

Gate of Heaven: 24"x36"

Innocence

Innocence: 14"x18"

Mary's Cross

Mary's Cross: 5"x5" each

Maryiam

Maryiam: 11"x14"

Mother and Child

Mother and Child (Homage to Abraham Brueghel): 22"x28"

Mother Most Pure

Mother Most Pure: 24"x36"

Mother Most Pure

Mother Most Pure (Study of Pietro Perugino): 20"x24"

Mother of Eternal Glory

Mother of Eternal Glory (Study based on Pompeo Isatoni): 20"x20"

Mother of Golden Light

Mother of Golden Light: 18"x24"

Our Blessed Bridge

Our Blessed Bridge: 36"x48"

Our Lady of the Way

Our Lady of the Way: 66"x68" oil on canvas

Our New Adam & Eve

Our New Adam & Eve: 24"x30"

Spiritual Journey Board

Spiritual Journey Board: 16"x16"

Spiritual Journey Board

Spiritual Journey Board (Study based on Raphael): 16"x16"

Weary Travelers

Weary Travelers:16"x20"

Witness, Queen of Peace

Witness, Queen of Peace: 16"x24"