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The story behind "Ascending"

The story behind "Ascending"
“Ascending” is my first painting in the series where I attempted to express a person, striving towards freedom by enhancing and contributing to all areas of life.  

This painting embodies all races. The story (poem) behind the painting.

This painting embodies all races. The story (poem) behind the painting.
Back in the day before I had a website, I had a large advertisement poster  of this painting in Waterfront Skytrain Station in  Vancouver BC.
I sold 8.5 x 11 art cards of this painting door to door, with the poem hand written on the inside of each card. I was passionate about the message in my poem, and I share it with you here. 

Pre order Christmas cards by Priscilla for next Christmas.

Pre order Christmas cards by Priscilla for next Christmas.
Priscilla is creating some amazingly beautiful and stunning Christmas images for next year.  We will start selling them online in September.  Please make a comment if you would like to order in September.  It will help me to know how many to get printed.  

Testimonial from the new owner of "We all Love Our Babies"

Testimonial from the new owner of "We all Love Our Babies"
"Omg!! Kevin gave me the present!!  He couldn't wait until my birthday! Thank you for making such a beautiful piece for me to enjoy for a very long time."

How I love

How I love

I love my babies by bringing them smiles.

I love my friends by walking the miles. 

I love my lover by loves sweet touch, 

Testimonial for the painting "Romance"

Testimonial for the painting "Romance"
"Just thought I would tell you. I love my painting. Wally painted my office and we put it back up and it just looks amazing. Just sayin." T.L. Sept...

Testimonial painting purchase Magnolia Blossoms

Testimonial painting purchase Magnolia Blossoms

"I recently bought this original from Artist, Kathy Poitras. 

I was able to find the perfect frame for it and it just totally brightens up the room (and my day)!! 

The story behind "The Struggle of Beauty" by Kathy Poitras

The story behind "The Struggle of Beauty" by Kathy Poitras

When I painted this picture, I looked at the paper and had this concept of a flower riding the waves. An emotion which I started working into the paper. That's how I usually paint. Propelled by an urge. Not a lot of planning goes into my paintings.

I also don't really have a story in mind before I paint the picture. The story usually happens after I complete the painting.  I'll look at the work, and it will elicit the story.  Today, when I looked at "The Struggle of Beauty" here is what she had to say.

Angel for Lost and Unloved Children

Angel for Lost and Unloved Children

Recently I watched a documentary about Tim Ballard. 

Operation Toussaint

In this blog, I want to dedicate this image to Tim.  I no longer have the original painting, but if I did I would send it to him.  He is a for real Angel for Lost and Unloved Children.  

Regarding the original painting, it is 22 x 30 inches, watercolor on rag paper.  It was sold from the Gaslite Gallery (Used to be in Gastown) 

The owner of the painting let me know that he hung it in the company of his original by Salvador Dali. Quite a compliment! 

I would really appreciate it if you could share this blog using the share buttons below, and if you could make a comment in the comment section I will send you a free 8x10 inch printable file of this great painting!

 

A new painting. "We all love our babies" A celebration of diversity and motherhood

A new painting. "We all love our babies" A celebration of diversity and motherhood
I was horrified as I watched the news story of the policeman kneeling on George Floyd's neck, and as I listened I could hear the words that this man died as a result.  I was deeply moved and inspired as the world came together with one message.  Black lives matter.  These events influenced this painting. 

Spiritual paintings. In turbulent times

Spiritual paintings.  In turbulent times
I believe if we all make an effort  to use our influence and help uplift the world with our intention, our prayers, sharing our knowledge, our art ...

“Metamorphosis” by Canadian Artist Kathy Poitras Artist Statement

“Metamorphosis”  by Canadian Artist Kathy Poitras Artist Statement

Read the story behind the painting "“Metamorphosis” by Canadian Artist Kathy Poitras

A burst of emotion, straight from my passionate heart onto the paper.  I am extremely delighted with the cocoon, which is made of pearl paint and acrylic.

For requests, a live viewing of  this painting in North Vancouver BC, or a live online meeting with Kathy,  email poitrasart@shaw.ca or call Kathy or Jack at 778-710-4383

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