In this painting, I wanted to show the horror and grief on Mary’s face as she cradles the dead body of her son, Jesus. In the original Pieta, Mary’s expression is one of serenity- as a mother who has also lost an adult son; I wanted to emphasise her humanity. To at least give a hint of the despair and utter unbelief that is unavoidably real when a person experiences the death of a child.
Many years ago I had a passion for photography. This painting is based on a photo I took of Jordan when he was about 8 or 9. He reminds me of the Jungle boy here! Painted in 2005, it’s also large (100cm x 100cm)
Can’t remember which beach I was depicting here! It’s acrylic with scrap booking paper painted in 2007.
This one is an oil pastel drawing of Jordan in Albany in 2015.
This painting was of my youngest son, Fletcher done in pastel on canvas outside our house on the farm one evening. He was about 3 at the time, painted in 2007.
acrylic on canvas, 40×60 cm