About “Steal Birth”
This painting is a statement painting.
The statement is “God sometimes say, “No!”.
The title is a play on words.
Steal is used here not to say God stole my baby because my baby was always His.
Steal was used, upon his silent birth, because part of my heart was stolen.
The woman is nude to signify her vulnerability.
The woman’s hands show tension to bring attention to her fight to keep her son with her.
Notice her finger nail slightly scratches the arm of God.
God’s hands are gently enveloping the baby to lift him up. The softness is exhibited with his lightly luminous arms. The baby grasp God’s hand to show he is comforted by His presence.
In Memory of Dawson born silently November 11, 1998
That piece of my heart will forever be missing.
My oil paintings reflect daily life in its chaotic setting. I capture memories of everyday life. Sometimes life is beautiful, sweet and kind; sometimes life is even ugly. My style is a marriage of impressionism and realism with the added flavor of emotion. The impasto paint is usually laid with a palette knife or with a thick brush stroke. Color brings drama and vibrancy to all my paintings. Color sometimes takes over my brush. Van Gogh has long been an artistic mentor. Some of my beloved furry companions have even earned the right to carry his name. My goal is to never stop learning…never get too comfortable…never abandon curiosity. I choose to absorb every bit of information I possibly can add to flavor life. I want to be the best I can be perhaps to honor the “gift” God has graciously presented to me. I want my art to mean something more than just paint on a canvas.