Paint it Orange – The stories behind the paintings

No 13 Marion Orange and Black 30x40cm

No 13 Marion, Orange and black

Fire burns, grass grows; endings and beginnings; Fingers of light filter through – there is hope but don’t look at it too hard it is pale in comparison with the fired /blood, death/renewal. River of blood – stream of hope. Why won’t they give me hope I don’t want to cause any more pain but I love it, heroin is my lover, my pain.

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No 14 Marion Red and Blue 30x30

No 14 Marion, Red and Blue

All the dead women, using alone, coming back in ghostly faces to haunt me, accuse me, tell me I am wrong. But I am not, it is not wrong, just illegal. How many are dead babies without mothers, men without wives/ lovers/ slaves/ mothers/whores/housekeepers/cooks/best friends/punching bags. How many roles do we play and yet we are evil and wrong. Whatever I do… they come and go – these feelings, these faces. Why wasn’t I there? They died and it was my fault – I couldn’t be heard over the men. So many dead; all my guilt – their faces come back I am so anxious, so wrong, so guilty. I am left with the least, the men have the most and now they are dead and it is my fault… Why didn’t I die too?

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No 15 Mel My Rock 30x40cm

No 15, Mel, My Rock

My hope of feeling unconditional love after many painful relationships in which I suffered physical, mental, emotional abuse and isolation. It seemed to be  a reoccurring pattern in my life until a beautiful and selfless man stepped into my life and showed me that I was lovable and worthy of being loved. He helped me come to the realisation that someone has the ability to love me; that everyone has the right and ability to love and to be loved.

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No 16, Mel, Rainbow

These colours remind me on my life journey—dark past with a lot of pain behind me and rainbow—a new beginning with me finding a new purpose in life and feeling happy and grateful for the opportunity to volunteer in CAHMA, be useful and feel productive and appreciated.

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No 19-22, Monica, My Cosmic Journey

These paintings represent my journey with Bi-Polar disorder.  The swirls and different colours represent the daily struggles with depression and maniac symptoms, which I control with cannabis, instead of mainstream medications.

No 25 Where the Ocean Meets the Land 30x40cm

No 25, Eva-Lee, Where the Ocean Meets the Land

This painting looks like the ocean and the sand beach looking from above. I assume that is how it looks to birds they fly over The sky.

It reminds me on my connection to the nature and how good it  feels when I escape  from the city into wilderness and divinity of the nature.

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