Hope, for me, is the light that shines deep inside when I despair and feel I can not possibly go on. In the darkness it is that which gives me strength.
Mother Nature has unleashed such fury on my beloved Australia in this past month. I watch the news in growing dismay as floods follow cyclones which follow floods - and now a bushfire raging.
I felt I had to paint a painting to give something back to those who have lost their homes, loved ones, their lives in turmoil.
50% from the sales of 'Hope' prints and cards will purchase essential goods to donate to 'Operation Angel', an incredible non-profit organisation giving back hope and dignity to those who have lost so much. Each time someone buys a print or a card of this painting, I will post pictures of the items sent to Operation Angel. For the moment they are needing undies (underwear).
The prints are listed in my shop on Etsy here http://www.etsy.com/listing/67581921/hope-print
The cards are listed here http://www.etsy.com/listing/67717321/card-of-hope
Whilst I was painting 'Hope' I thought of friends who are touched by illness, for whom it takes huge courage every day just to get out of bed. This painting is for you also, with my love.