Saturday, June 27, 2015

Texas Fine Art and Abstract artist Barbara Lemley

When there are no words, we tell our story with art.

#3 "Angle of Mercy"

#2 "Purgatory"

#1 "Demons"

This is a set of three. It is a personal story painted into words with pictures. Pain.
Anger, numbness and acceptance. 

As (bad) luck would have it, my beloved pets of almost 20 years all died within a 6 months span. What are the chances of that? As Im sure you can imagine, the pain was unbearable. 

I decided to medicate myself.....with painting.
I painted #1 right after their deaths. I was mad at myself for not saving them. They died of natural causes we all will face one day. Old age.
 There was no way I could save them from that but my head would'nt talk my heart out of that one. 
#1 is pure unadulterated anger.

I calmed down as the months rolled on and #2 was not as bad as hell but more of "okay maybe it wasnt my fault". Im not in hell anymore but more of a "void of all feelings" stage. Purgatory. I was numb. After all 20 years is a very long time. After all they were my furry little babies.
 #2 is absolute numbness.

Then a few years passed and I rolled in the stage of acceptance. The pain was still there as it is today. As it was on that gut wrenching day, but I could accept the absence of pattering paws following me around the house. 
#3 was acceptance. 

9 years later, Im still thinking about them. 

Commissions Welcome.

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Barbara Lemley Fine Art

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Paintings are protected by the copyright laws.
Do not copy or print art. Thank you.   

Artist: Barbara Lemley 

 cell 817-307-2520


Being able to offer a labor of love is very exciting for me. 

I hope it brings a smile to your face like it does mine. 

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