Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


16×20” oil on stretched canvas; click on painting for purchase information.

This young boy of the Philippines was playing with his pigeon, when my camera caught him. He was one of many local children we visited, taught, and invited to our home in Balanga, Bataan. Both he and his little bird were a bit shy, however. He represents the transparency and simplicity of children all around the world. In painting him and his friend, I was interested in creating a strong design of darks and lights, and in capturing a stroke or two of his innocence.

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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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