Hello! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Bernadette and I am a catholic illustrator. I was brought up in the catholic church by artist parents, then attended art school, and now freelancing. My website is www.bernadettecarstensen.com. I'm very happy to be a member on the blog, thank you.
"Saint Brigid of Ireland" painted in gouache. The cow represents the miracles attributed to her involving milk. The oak tree represents Kildare the place where her convent, which included an art school, was established. It is said that there was an old oak tree that Brigid loved, and so the place was called Cill-dara meaning Church of the Oak.