Hi I'm a newbie here and so grateful to have found this blog.
My name is Gina. I spent a few days perusing some incredible websites from this blog, and am overwhelmed. It's heartening to know there are Catholics out there who love and create art that is beautiful.
When I was young, I dreamed of painting in Churches. I started studying art in college but marriage to a military man changed that course. Between moves and raising our little family, I continued to take studio classes and dream. After our boys were in college, I switched from art and graduated with a degree in Theology. I'm not painting in churches like my childhood dreams, but my work does revolve around religious themes, often at the request of one of our priests. I am currently working on a series of 16 plaques of Dominican Saints for the convent at our elementary school.
Here are a few samples. St. Peter is a drawing. The Blessed Mother is painted acrylic glazes. The last is our son, Nick, done in encaustic, a medium that I just started to play with and really love...