Standing Tall And Knowing

Standing Tall And Knowing

This is No.15 in ‘The Everyday Matriarchal Heroines’ series

being exhibited in November 2018. Completed 7th September 2018.

 

 

Valerie

 

Pastel on Canvas.

‘Valerie’ is the title for this drawing on canvas. The definition of the name Valerie, is actually an Old English name derived from the Roman male version of the name with the same meaning: Valiant and courageous.
The  narrative is explained further in What’s on? What’s New? Blog It On!  section.

Manumission

 

 

 

This is the 6th pastel drawing work in the series for ‘Everyday Matriarchal Heroines’ which will be part of a series of 12 drawings of heroic women. Manumission is about a story of a woman who was being violated by her previous husband and was rescued from a pathetic fate by the man she is married to today. The intricacies to the story go much deeper, as this beautiful woman also suffers from MS. She works full time and takes a lot of life in her stride. She is grateful that every day is away from her former dreadful past. Having MS is a hard slog, and to know her is to but admire her.

Amour- Propre

 

 

 

Pastel on canvas.        No.5  in the  ‘Everyday Matriarchal Heroines’  Series

See Whats on? What’s New? Blog It On! Section for more information.

Anastasis

 

 

Pastel on canvas.                                                                 12th March 2018

Anastasis means ‘to rise up’, ‘to rise up again’, ‘to be reborn again’, ‘resurrection’, to be ‘resurrected from a debilitating illness’.

To watch helplessly while your little girl’s life is in the balance , can be any parent’s nightmare.
To have faith in something that is believed that cannot be seen, to be there when all else can fail, and to be finally rescued through what seems like a personal nightmare, is now seen as a past memory that makes one shudder at the recall of a memory so  vivid to already be a few years later.