Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Favorite Artist

One of my most favorite people in the whole world also happens to be one of my favorite artists...My Mom! (Pictured here with my Dad) Mom dabbled in art her whole life, and also is the poet of the family. But Mom never took the time for herself to pursue any of her own interests. She raised us, all five of us, with her heart and soul, and was just too busy to do anything for herself. Then one day about 10 years ago, she said she was going to sit down and try to paint again. I have her very first rose painting. And now she's a pretty prolific watercolorist. Mom turned 80 this past August, and she doesn't let that slow her down at all. I think she has more energy than i do! I will spend the rest of my life trying to be as good and loving a person as my Mother is...and as good an artist. She is always amazed when someone shows interest in her paintings. She is very humble. But i'm not surprised at all. I think she and her work is fantastic!

Here are a few of her paintings...

She painted this little birthday bear for Lola...

and she loves to paint pictures of children

animals

snow folk

flowers

and i think she is especially gifted in painting birds. I have a few of Mom's prints for sale in my Etsy shop, and we have another Mother/Daughter show at The Paper Sparrow scheduled for May. I am so proud of my Mother and all that she has accomplished. My walls are filled with her paintings and i just wanted to share a few of them with you...

one of Mom's first rose paintings...

8 comments:

woolies said...

Your mom has an amazing talent. I love the one with the children/sled/snowman. Awesome.

Kelli said...

Beautiful work...LOVE LOVE LOVE the sunflowers!!! GO MOM!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh my gosh. this is the most beautiful post. it brought happy tears to my eyes. i love your whole family!

your mom's artwork is beautiful and just filled with love!

xoxoxo
melissa

smallpines said...

I love you Mom's paintings. And your too, as you know ... your sense of color - LOL Oh, you've heard me say it ten times, but I could go on and on. I adore the painting of the kids you have posted today. Inspiring - I actually just ordered some canvas boards so I can pick up my brushes again.

Mare said...

Thanks Everybody! I will be sure to show your comments to my Mom. She will be blushing! hahaha Happy New Year!

Kate said...

How wonderful to have such an inspiring Mum. And how wonderful for her to be able to expree herself like that. Great stuff.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wonderful picture of your mom and dad, Mare! She is a beautiful and talented lady- I love her paintings! (I can't belive she's 80!! That is amazing!)

Mare said...

Thanks Kate and Paula...My Mom is wonderful...She is 80 but has the energy of a kid! She enjoyes life so much and that's what keeps her young.