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Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Butterfly #5

5×5″ oil on gessoed artist board; contact the artist for purchase information.

One marvel of the butterfly is that it eats its way from pupa to caterpillar to a hanging chrysalis where, inside,  it transforms into a kind of genetic “soup”. From this matter a new creature takes shape in dark and silence and later emerges as a wondrous winged beauty, so fragile and so brief in time. This small painting is monarch-like.

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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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