This 8x10 original is painted with artist grade acrylic paints on canvas paper, sealed with archival varnish, and matted in a white 11x14 mat and a black stock frame.
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Each of us, no matter our differences, yearn to experience more joy, peace, and hope. These are common human needs placed in our hearts by the One who created us all and provides them in so many different ways - art being one of them!
My art is infused with meaning as I express these most basic heart needs. My greatest hope is that, as you explore my website, my art and the stories behind it will touch you personally today. I am passionate about the struggles people are currently facing, and the need for each of us to reach out to one another in love and compassion.
I hope you are encouraged, and in turn, I hope you will be able encourage someone else who is in need of joy, peace and hope.
"aloha kekahi i kekahi"
(love one another) John 13:34
Three Encouraging Collections of Art and Inspiration
In this gallery you will find paintings and stories that display the pursuit of love. I hope lingering here will fill your heart with a little more hope.
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