Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Still more nature, I'm loving it!

Alexandra Becker
Bristol, UK

"As I am normally a painter, I was very excited to have this opportunity to branch out and try woodcut for the first time. The theme of Peace was also an interesting challenge and I spent quite a long time thinking about if before I settled on the image of treetops against a darkening sky.
Like a lot of people I find a great deal of peace from being in nature, and there is something about trees at night I particularly love. The familiar becomes somehow mysterious in the gathering darkness. The trees seem old, and wise, and still. I am reminded that they have been here for many many years, seeing the hectic days of our lives come and go. I think of the river where I grew up and the trees I climbed, and I am comforted to know that out there, somewhere in the dark, that river is running and those trees are standing."

Mary Grassell
Hurricane West Virginia

Louise Cass Toronto,  Canada

This is a portrait of Sally (a 'rescue' Bluetick Beagle) brought from rural Ohio to the big city where she brings peace and joy to her adoptive family! Sally is wearing her favourite  (winter) Fairisle sweater while standing by potted hydrangeas which she also  likes.

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