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Blue Triumph 12/12

This large painting, which I call Blue Triumph, is part of the permanent collection at Clarke University. The date my aunt painted this is unknown, but it would be prior to her leaving to go to San Francisco in the … Continue reading

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Belmont Harbor

After searching my aunt’s name under different configurations, like “James Ann BVM” and “James Ann Walsh” to my delight, I came across an issue of SALT summer, 2007. On page 15 SMJAsaltsummer2007, my aunt was featured in a retrospective about … Continue reading

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Mid Century Iowa Art

I have to start checking my junk mail more regularly. Ever have a trusted name or domain slip into your junk mail for some reason? Well maybe it’s coincidence that the 13th discovery came to me in that manner- but … Continue reading

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Antiques Roadshow?

My husband and I watched PBS’s Antiques Roadshow last night. It is one of our favorite programs, and as I was watching, this woman showed up with a picture of a canoe in the water. She didn’t like it, and … Continue reading

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Broken Ice 11/12

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Unfinished Dream 9/12

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Forgiveness 10/12

I called this Forgiveness because I see a figure kneeling in the middle of the painting, it’s hands outstretched and palms up. It faces a great white light and touches the light peripherally, as does one knee. Most of the … Continue reading

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Ethereal forest 8/12

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Intersection 7/12

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Red Jazz 6/12

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Blue fracture 5/12

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Night time in the city 4/12

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Huddled in the light 3/12

My aunt clearly, returned to themes of good vs. evil, light against dark. To the left I see at least three¬† faceless figures (with dark hair), and maybe more with lighter hair, huddled together, basking in the light, in protection … Continue reading

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Blue City 2/12

This is my second favorite, and it’s a very close second.My aunt traveled and studied in Europe and I suspect that is the inspiration, if not model for this image. I see a river in the center, with the city’s … Continue reading

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Bridges 1/12

This is my favorite of the 12 images sent to me by Dr. Sara McAlpin, BVM.¬† The first word that came to me was bridges, so that is the working title. I screeched with delight when the CD she mailed … Continue reading

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