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"Mary and Gabriel"
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"Mary and Gabriel"
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Oil on canvas
12" x 16"
2017

This piece was painted as a donation to a Christmas program to raise money for hurricane victims. The theme of the program was "Comfort and Joy," and since it was Christmas, I thought right away about depicting and angel. Then I thought that including an image of Mary would really portray the emotion of the moment when Mary learned she would bear the Savior of the World. I based my images on old paintings of Mary and various angels to try and capture the wonder of this event.

This painting is in a private collection.