Friday, December 16, 2016

Mary Garden Showers Painting

Recently I completed a new painting of Mary and Jesus for Mary Garden Showers.  It is a beautiful ministry which helps mothers in crisis pregnancies.  There are prints available on my site here all proceeds go to Mary Garden Showers.  The framed original painting will be auctioned off at my booth during the Columbus Catholic Women's Conference this February.
I wanted to show Mary and Jesus in an affectionate moment, mother and baby playing together quietly.  Jesus is meant to look like He is crowning her with flowers, representing what will come when they are both in heaven.  But mostly I hoped to show Mary as a human mother in love with her child, awed by His beauty and innocence.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Dominican Saints St. Vincent Catholic Art Show

I was thrilled to have a piece in the St. Vincent Catholic Art Show this year.  And even more thrilled to win second place!  I am so grateful to Ann Holmes the gallery director and all those who helped to put on the show, it was a beautiful exhibition.  The show will be up until Dec. 4th located in Latrobe PA.  The painting is still for sale and over half the proceeds will go to the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, interested buyers please contact:

Friday, May 27, 2016

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

I am grateful to have been commissioned to paint Cardinal Newman for our parish library.

Monday, February 29, 2016

St. Therese, St. Catherine, St. Teresa

This series of paintings shows the Doctors of the Church who are women.  Recently I read that St. Hildegard of Bingen has also been given the title, so the series is incomplete.  I tried to capture these beautifully holy saints at the age they would have completed their most influential work.  The books they are holding represent sacred scripture, the flowers each have symbolic meaning in Christianity.  Roses are Christ, columbine: the Holy Spirit, oranges: purity, lilies: Mary, dogwood: Christ, daffodils: resurrection. 

Definition of Doctor of the Church taken from Catholic Online "This is a very special title accorded by the Church to certain saints. This title indicates that the writings and preachings of such a person are useful to Christians "in any age of the Church." Such men and women are also particularly known for the depth of understanding and the orthodoxy of their theological teachings. While the writings of the Doctors are often considered inspired by the Holy Spirit; this does not mean they are infallible, but it does mean that they contributed significantly to the formulation of Christian teaching in at least one area."
Each is 9 x11" and painted in gouache on paper.

St. Therese of Lisieux: France1873-1897
Carmelite nun

St. Catherine of Siena: Italy 1347-1380
Third order Dominican 

St. Teresa of Avila: Spain 1515-1582
Carmelite nun