Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Begonia Heads

8×8″ oil on canvas panel; contact the artist for purchase information.

Similar to roses in structure, these begonia heads lured me into their spherical interiors with winding petals. They provided an opportunity to paint small and bold for a simple statement. Often, in close attention to plants, there is a painter’s surprise, like the pinkish lines among the the greens. Surely an impressionistic painter would find reason to exaggerate the find.

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Meet Sr.Maresa

I am Sister Maresa Lilley, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame, located in Chardon, Ohio, USA. For many years, I have enjoyed a passion that permits me to reflect upon simple reality with a brush in hand. To capture a simple essence on canvas and to discover inherent beauty is a daily immersion.

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