Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kelly Morehouse's Portrait of Olympic Athlete Tracy Cameron.

Kelly Morehouse of Mill Village Nova Scotia, sends the FA blog, her recently painted portrait of Olympic bronze medalist, Tracy Cameron.

Media: Chalk, pastels, and gouache.

Kelly writes in her artist's statement:

“An Lasair A-Staigh." That is the title of this portrait, Gaelic, meaning “The Flame Within.” It is this inner flame, this strength, strength of body, strength of mind, focus, spirit and grace that I hope I have illuminated in this portrait of Tracy Cameron.

The paper I chose has fibres that are visible, flowing, unhidden throughout the portrait, as a current, that I feel portrays the flow of Tracy’s energy, of the water which she parts with her oars, the flow of her thoughtful, competitive nature, and of course, the flicker, the flame of the Olympic torch, The Flame Within, that draws together like minded athletes from around the world."

You are invited to check out Kelly's website by clicking here.

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