Grace to Paint


Weekly Oil Paintings by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND


race to Paint

Weekly Oil Paintings
by Sister Maresa Lilley, SND

Open to Light

8×8” oil on gessoed art board; click on painting for purchase information.

This smoky glass vase posed for me one day, and seemed expressive enough for a portrait. Whenever light and glass coincide, you get the usual painter’s delight. The transparency of glass and its refraction of light, transform the reality seen through it, and create something new. Seeing the change and attempting to paint it are what makes glass believable in still life paintings–always a joyful endeavor.

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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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