Point of View
As a mother, former teacher and a professional portrait painter for more than 20 years, it has been my privilege to enjoy the company of children. I see them as fashioned in the image of God and, therefore, of inestimable worth. However, it is impossible to ignore the state of many children in contemporary America. Abandoned, marginalized, used, alienated, neglected, disposable -- having become both the abusers and the abused. Currently in progress, the "Endangered Series" consists of works that express my concern for the young.
"Shades of Pink” © 30x30 oil on linen
Done in support of breast cancer awareness. The artist’s mother (upper right) died of this disease at age 38. Several of the models are members of a breast cancer support network and the painting was a "group effort" to offer hope and encouragement. (The artist’s cattledog, Outback, often makes a playful guest appearance in artwork. Look among the flowers.)