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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

The Story Behind the painting "Woman" by Kathy Poitras

The Story Behind the painting "Woman" by Kathy Poitras
Woman 48x24x2 inches painted on the sides. She is simply my celebration of our strength, our beauty and our nurturing natures.

The story behind the painting Pink Flower with Buds and Swords

The story behind the painting Pink Flower with Buds and Swords
Riding on the wave of that inspiration and love, I went outside and picked a very tiny flower from the alleyway. I had noticed her before, and happily she was still in good shape. I put her in some water in a small lid, so I could look at her
while I painted.

The story behind the painting " Angela' by artist Kathy Poitras

The story behind the painting " Angela' by artist Kathy Poitras
My emotion was exhilaration while I painted her, and interestingly enough, Angela, (my daughter)  who is just like that all time, popped into my painting. I looked at it after completing the piece, and said “hey! That’s Angela!!!” And everyone agreed it was. 

Kathy Poitras, Biography

Kathy Poitras,  Biography
Kathy Poitras was born into an artist family.  Her father, commercial and portrait artist, and charismatic, bigger than life,  professional gambler,  Joe Mallin, was an inspiration to her.  She and her siblings, all artists today, were not raised in a middle class environment.  Kathy has many stories to tell about her early years. 
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