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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After the Darkest Hour (Study from Michaelangelo's Pieta): 20x24
Annunciation (Study of Fra Fillipo Lippi): 11x14
Cause of Our Joy: 15x21
Crown of Thorns: 28x28
De Christiana Amore: 40x40
Gate of Heaven: 24x36
Mary's Cross: 5x5 each
Mother and Child (Homage to Abraham Brueghel): 22x28
Mother Most Pure: 24x36
Mother Most Pure (Study of Pietro Perugino): 20x24
Mother of Eternal Glory (Study based on Pompeo Isatoni): 20x20
Mother of Golden Light: 18x24
Our Blessed Bridge: 36x48
Our Lady of the Way: 66x68 oil on canvas
Our New Adam & Eve: 24x30
Spiritual Journey Board: 16x16
Spiritual Journey Board (Study based on Raphael): 16x16
Witness, Queen of Peace: 16x24